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China has new Internet regulations

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued the Regulations on the Administration of Internet Group Information Services, which will be implemented on October 8, 2017. With the rapid development of mobile Internet, the Internet group has facilitated people’s work and life and enhanced the spiritual and cultural exchanges. At the same time, however, some obscene […]

Drone regulations in the “Capital of Drones” Shenzhen wins applause

Local authorities across China began rolling out new drone regulations. Wu Xi, a southeastern city in Jiangsu province and Sichuan already had such regulations. On September 7, Shenzhen’s Legislative Affairs Office followed suit by issuing Management Rules of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV) (Briefly, Shenzhen Guidelines) and solicited opinions from the public. Shenzhen is known to […]

Alibaba will establish their own shopping mall—“More Mall”

Jack Ma marked the year 2017 as the first year of Alibaba’s retail business. From 2017, Alibaba business empire expands its territory—involved in the convenience stores with Lingshoutong (零售通), supermarkets with Hema Xiansheng (盒马鲜生) and Bailian (百联), department stores with the privatized Yintai (银泰), and local life service platform with Koubei (口碑). In the whole […]

ICO is banned for allegedly illegal financing in China

On September 5, after PBOC (The People’s Bank of China) and six other administrations jointly issued Statements on Guarding against Risks of Initial Coin Offerings, a number of platforms suspended new businesses of ICOs and some even halted token withdrawal services. According to incomplete statistics, up till now, many ICO platforms, including birengou, vdpax.com, 91ICO, […]

Xiaomi sued a supermarket for trademark infringement

With higher and higher brand awareness of MI, increasing products copycat MI brand. Recently, MI’s registered trademark has been unauthorizedly used by a supermarket in Beijing. MI sued it to the court and claimed 100,000 RMB for compensation. MI company claims that all products authorized to use its registered trademarks “Xiaomi” and “MI” (original trademark […]

KFC supports facial recognition payment in China now

On September 1, Yum China announced it opened launched a new restaurant concept—KPRO in Hangzhou. KPRO, a subsidiary brand of KFC, provides a younger generation with seasonal menus and modern and immersive dining experience through digital technology. “KPRO prepares innovative, made-to-order, seasonal menus for China’s fast-rising white collars. Meanwhile, tech savvy consumers who are keen […]