Tag Archives: China

Is Mainland China the Next Frontier for Litigation Finance?

At the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia, which marked the 40th anniversary of reform and ‘open markets’ (at least relatively speaking) in China, President Xi Jinping remarked that China will enter into a “new phase of opening up” and outlined a number of key reform measures for the world’s second largest economy, which he plans […]

Employee Handbooks In China: Why You Should Have One

In many Western countries, written employee handbooks have been standard practice for most employers for decades. These handbooks provide a uniform set of guidelines that the employer follows in terms of employee dress codes, vacation policies, procedures and grounds regarding discipline and termination of employees, and a whole host of other issues that may arise […]

Brinks Gilson First Global Firm to Open Office in Shenzhen

Chicago-based intellectual property specialist firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has opened its first office outside the United States in the Chinese technology hub city of Shenzhen. Shareholder Harold Johnson has relocated from Chicago to be the firm’s chief representative there and manage the office. Johnson, a litigator, is joined by associate Fei Hu, a China […]

For Facebook and Alphabet, the Road to China Comes with Conditions

For Facebook and Alphabet, the Road to China Comes with Conditions

China is the largest consumer market of any country in the world: With 1.37 billion citizens and counting, it has 18% of the global population. This has drawn the attention of some of the world’s largest companies seeking to capitalize on its rich opportunities. Even more enticing are its 751 million internet users, many of […]

Chinese Government sets out three-year action plan on artificial intelligence

Chinese Government sets out three-year action plan on artificial intelligence

The Action Plan includes specific targets in areas such as smart drones, facial recognition, AI-supported medical diagnosis, speech recognition and translation. It also sets out targets for enabling infrastructure and developments in core technology. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China released a three-year action plan (2018 -2020) on December 14 to […]

Demystifying China’s Cybersecurity Law

Demystifying China's Cybersecurity Law

By now, most are aware of The People’s Republic of China’s new Cybersecurity Law which took effect June 1, 2017, in efforts to improve national cybersecurity for the largest digital shopping and mobile/internet based financial service markets in the world. Intense discussions and debate continue within government offices, multinational businesses and human rights circles regarding […]

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Could AI Transform China’s Legal System?

Faxin works for China’s Supreme People’s Court, sifting through reports and identifying laws and guidelines relevant to cases ranging from traffic incidents to bankruptcies. But Faxin is no typical judicial assistant — it is an online artificial-intelligence (AI) platform designed by the Supreme People’s Court Press and Beijing-based big-data company Gridsum Technology. The platform, officially […]

Harneys Starts Legal Offering in Shanghai

Harneys Starts Legal Offering in Shanghai

The firm is the first major offshore firm to practice international law in mainland China. British Virgin Islands-based Harneys, an offshore law firm with a large Caribbean footprint. has launched a legal services office in Shanghai, making it the first major offshore firm to do so in mainland China. The outpost, led by managing partner […]