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Since late 2021, China has been pushing the development of the Metaverse and expressing its keen interest in joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, which was signed by Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore in June 2020. These efforts and their latest developments, together with President XI Jinping’s current visit to Central Asia, help show China’s strategic preparations for the future.Read more

China is One Step Closer to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement

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The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (the “DEPA”) Joint Committee formally established a group to examine China’s application to join the agreement. How will the prospects of joining the DEPA further accelerate the development of China’s cross-border e-commerce in Asia, Latin America, and Oceania? Will China’s effort to join the DEPA help bring Chinese law in line with the international standards stated in the agreement?

《数字经济伙伴关系协定》(DEPA)联合委员会正式成立工作组,查考中国加入该协定的申请。加入DEPA的前景将如何进一步加速中国跨境电子商务在亚洲、拉丁美洲和大洋洲的发展?中国为了加入 DEPA而作出的努力是否会有助于中国法律与该协定所规定的国际标准接轨?Read more

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《数据出境安全评估办法》(“《办法》”)自9月1日起实施,预计将引发一系列由国家互联网信息办公室(“网信办”)进行的安全评估。任何“数据处理者”计划将其在中国境内收集和产生的“重要数据”出境到其他国家,都必须通过网信办的安全评估。如果未能通过安全评估,数据处理者是否可以在法庭上质疑网信办的决定?Read more

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The coming into effect of the Measures for the Security Assessment of Outbound Data Transfers (the “Measures”) on September 1 is expected to trigger a series of security assessments conducted by the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”). Any “data processor” planning to transfer to another country “important data” collected and generated inside China is required to pass the CAC’s security assessment. If the CAC decides against the data processor, can the CAC’s decision be challenged in court? Read more

Transferring Data from China Could Become Costly & Difficult

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How will the security assessment process stated in the Measures for the Security Assessment of Outbound Data Transfers impact the operations of foreign companies in China? Are there any practical insights that can be shared to enable data processors to go through the process fairly smoothly?

《数据出境安全评估办法》规定的安全评估过程将如何影响外国公司在中国的运营?是否有任何实用的见解可以分享,以使数据处理者能够相当顺利地完成整个过程?Read more