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#1 Tripwire for Real War? Cyber’s ‘Fuzzy’ Rules of Engagement

Feb 16 2022 // President Joe Biden couldn’t have been more blunt about the risks of cyberattacks spinning out of control. “If we end up in a war, a real shooting war with a major power, it’s going to be as a consequence...

#2 China’s Alibaba Fires Woman Who Accused Boss of Sexual Assault in #MeToo Setback

Dec 13 2021 // Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has fired a woman who accused a manager of sexual assault, a surprise move that came just months after China’s e-commerce leader admitted bungling its initial response to the...

#3 Marijuana Banking Overhaul Removed from China Competition Bill

Jun 24 2022 // Lawmakers have dropped language aimed at making banking services easier for state-authorized marijuana businesses from a bill on US innovation and China competitiveness. The broad House-passed legislation included the SAFE...

#4 U.S. Companies Warn China’s Data Rules Risk Creating ‘Digital Island’

Apr 25 2022 // China’s “uniquely restrictive” data laws risk boosting U.S. firms’ cost of doing business in the No. 2 economy and could lead to digital decoupling, a new report from an American business group...

#5 Pentagon Ex-Software Chief Claims China Has Already Won AI Battle

Oct 12 2021 // China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the United States and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the Pentagon’s former software chief told the Financial...

#6 Cyber Firm: At Least 6 U.S. State Governments Hacked by China

Mar 10 2022 // Hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government broke into the computer networks of at least six state governments in the United States in the last year, according to a report released Tuesday by a private...

#7 Global Financial Firms Reassess Risks of Operating in China if Taiwan Tensions Escalate

Sep 26 2022 // Global financial firms, still smarting from multi-billion dollar losses in Russia, are now reassessing the risks of doing business in Greater China after an escalation of tensions over Taiwan. Lenders including Societe...

#8 Insurance Broker Hengguang Among Chinese Firms Filing Small New York IPOs

Feb 15 2022 // At least six Chinese companies have lodged documents for New York listings in recent weeks, filings showed, promising an end to a months-long freeze after an unprecedented clampdown last year by Chinese...

#9 China Tells Insurers, Banks They Must Ensure Coal, Power Financing Needs Are Met

Oct 5 2021 // China’s banking regulator said on Tuesday that lenders including policy banks must ensure that the financing needs of the coal and power sectors are met so that consumer heating during winter is not affected. Beijing...

#10 Viewpoint: The Chinese Government is Coming for Your Company Secrets

Sep 16 2022 // This content was originally published in Harris Bricken’s China Law Blog. It is republished here with permission. No matter what I do as a lawyer to try to protect my clients’ IP and trade secrets from China,...

#11 Rescuers Hunt for Victims, Flight Recorders After China Eastern Plane Crash

Mar 22 2022 // WUZHOU, China – Rescuers in southern China searched for survivors from a China Eastern Airlines jet on Tuesday after it crashed with 132 people on board and authorities said severe damage to the aircraft would make it...

#12 China Regulator Says Banks, Insurers to Go ‘All Out’ to Bolster Lending

Jul 11 2022 // An official at China’s banking and insurance regulator said authorities will use policy tools “flexibly and precisely” at proper times to stabilize the economy, while banks and insurers will “go all...

#13 U.S. Insurers’ Face ‘Minimal Exposure’ in China’s Evergrande Property Crisis

Oct 18 2021 // The U.S. insurance industry faces only minimal exposure to land development companies in China as one of that country’s largest property developers, Evergrande, appears on the brink of collapse. According to analysts...

#14 Officials of AstraZeneca China Summoned About Probe of Suspected Insurance Fraud

Jan 31 2022 // Chinese authorities summoned officials of AstraZeneca China regarding an investigation of suspected medical insurance fraud by the company’s employees, the National Healthcare Security Administration (NHSA) said on...

#15 China’s Anti-Graft Watchdog to Inspect Financial Regulators, State Banks, Insurers

Oct 13 2021 // China is inspecting the nation’s financial regulators, biggest state-run banks, insurers and bad-debt managers for the first time in six years to root out corruption in its $54 trillion financial system. A team led...

#16 China Is Trying to ‘Ransack’ Western Companies, FBI Head Warns

Jul 7 2022 // FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Western companies that China aims to “ransack” their intellectual property so it can eventually dominate key industries, escalating a dispute between the world’s two...

#17 Chinese Insurer Ping An Plans to Sell $2.1B Stake in Autohome: Sources

Nov 12 2021 // HONG KONG – Financial conglomerate Ping An Insurance Group of China is seeking to offload its 44% stake in auto services portal Autohome, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters. Ping An, which is currently...

#18 Threat of War in Ukraine Biggest Risk for Insurers of Beijing Winter Olympics

Feb 4 2022 // The threat of war between Russia and Ukraine is the biggest risk for insurers offering coverage during the Beijing Winter Olympics as an outbreak of hostilities could force team withdrawals or appearance cancellations,...

#19 China Will Not Impose Sanctions on Russia for Ukraine Invasion

Mar 2 2022 // BEIJING — China will not join in sanctions on Russia that have been led by the West, the country’s banking regulator said on Wednesday, adding that he believed the impact of the measures on China would be...

#20 Update: One of Two Flight Recorders Located From China Eastern Plane Crash

Mar 23 2022 // The cockpit voice recorder from the China Eastern Airlines Corp. aircraft that crashed on Monday has been found and sent for analysis. Officials said all three pilots had current licenses, valid health certificates and...