Posts Tagged: regulation


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Indonesian government toys with imposing 20% import taxes on foreign-made smartphones

The ministry reasons that they need to protect the local handset manufacturers from the onslaught of overseas brands flooding the country. T...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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In Depth: Getting Bitcoin into the Hands of China’s Average Zhou

Bitcoin has exploded in China, but preventing the virtual currency bubble from bursting means spreading it to consumers.

  • July 12, 2013
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Prices on the Rise? New Tax Policy May Make Chinese E-Commerce Sites Pricier

Late last week I wrote about how e-commerce sites in China evade taxation by not providing official invoices (which can only be purchased fr...

  • March 13, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Will Mobile Apps Soon Need to Register With China’s Government?

China’s mobile app market has developed with remarkable speed over the past few years. That seemed only natural given the speed with w...

  • December 12, 2012
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Chinese Ministry of Industry and Commerce Wants to Regulate Group Buy Industry

Group buy sites haven’t been doing super-well in China over the past six months. In fact, what with all the bankruptcy and fraud, it a...

  • March 15, 2012
  • at 11:20 am
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Rumor: China Mobile VP Under Investigation for Corruption

Is China Mobile (HKG:0941, NASDAQ:CHL) in trouble for corruption again? After several recent rounds of restructuring, it appears the company...

  • March 2, 2012
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Chinese Police Crack Down on Cybercrime, Tianya, Sohu, Baidu BBS Services Implicated

China’s police are on the back end of a three-month long crackdown on cybercrime, and apparently, they’ve found an awful lot of ...

  • February 22, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Rumors of Google Maps’ Death in China Were Indeed Exaggerated

Yesterday, as rumors swirled in the Chinese media that Google Maps had missed an important filing deadline and might be forced to shut down ...

  • February 2, 2012
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Group Buy Bigwigs Skip Government Meeting on Industry Troubles

The group buy industry in China is having a rough go of it. Aside from the layoffs and closings, there have been rumors of corrupt practices...

  • October 26, 2011
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Indonesian man convicted of libel on Twitter, protest surges over draconian internet law

Opponents offer several arguments for why this regulation should be revised or even deleted. First, it’s not in line with the defamation r...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
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The Bright Side of Bureaucracy in China

It’s tough for businesses to get things done in China. Many startups come here to find solid talent at a cheap price, but obstacles from t...

  • June 12, 2013
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China Considers Plan to Allow Internet Companies to Become Virtual Telecom Operators

China’s telecom marketplace is currently dominated by three state-owned behemoths: China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. But t...

  • January 9, 2013
  • at 12:05 am
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China’s Ministry of Commerce to Establish Supervisory System for E-Commerce

China’s e-commerce sector has been immensely profitable, but it has also been kind of like the wild west. Without a lot of regulation,...

  • November 29, 2012
  • at 12:41 am
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NPC Rep: Telecoms Not Stopping Spam Texts is a Crime

Garbage text messages is pretty annoying, especially when they wake you up in the middle of the night. But are they a crime? Chen Weicai thi...

  • March 14, 2012
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Chinese Government Launches New Internet Porn Crackdown

Fans of internet porn in China, be warned: your days may be numbered. Yesterday, the government announced a new internet crackdown campaign ...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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SARFT Establishing Platform For Regulating Internet Video in China

Well, we all knew it was coming. Heck, I even wrote it was coming in an article three months ago. Now, it’s official: China’s St...

  • February 16, 2012
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Is Google Maps China About to Be Shut Down? Probably Not.

China News Service is reporting today that Google Maps may be on its way out in China. If true, the loss would impact millions of Android sm...

  • February 1, 2012
  • at 1:16 pm
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China Risks No US IPOs, Terrified Foreign Investors, in VIEs Clampdown

There are fears in the international investment community that foreign investment will be squeezed out of Chinese web companies if authoriti...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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