Cuts in Social Security Contributions: Forcing Local SOEs to Reform?
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By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 01 Apr 2016

Cuts in Social Security Contributions: Forcing Local SOEs to Reform?

On March 21, the Shanghai government announced the drop of contributions by companies to social security premiums by 2.5 percent. The city cut its pension contributions by 1 percent, medical insurance by 1 percent, and unemployment benefits by 0.5 percent, while maintaining the same level of social security benefits.
Stock Market Meltdown: China Central Bank Sought Help from Fed
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By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 31 Mar 2016

Stock Market Meltdown: China Central Bank Sought Help from Fed

Baidu US Laboratory Breakthrough in Speech Recognition
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By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 30 Mar 2016

Baidu US Laboratory Breakthrough in Speech Recognition

The National People’s Congress and Creeping Improvements in China’s Judicial System
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The National People’s Congress and Creeping Improvements in China’s Judicial System

The ministerial approval rating of the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate hit a multi-year high in 2016. The figures seem to indicate strongly the public’s perception of an improving legal environment and justice administration.
Changing Regulatory Philosophy?  Chinese Regulators Seek to De-Risk Insurance Products after NPC
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Changing Regulatory Philosophy? Chinese Regulators Seek to De-Risk Insurance Products after NPC

The director of CIRC’s life insurance supervision department Yuan Xucheng noted that the rapid growth of short- and mid-term insurance products has caused concerns about the risks created by potential asset-liability mismatches and liquidity conditions.
Chinese Firm Breaks into the High Tech Smart City Market
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Chinese Firm Breaks into the High Tech Smart City Market

Huawei has been successful in extending its leadership position in the ICT area to the smart city market. Its Safe City Solution has reportedly been deployed in more than 100 cities globally in collaboration with multiple technological partners.
The Longmay Gaffe: Communications Lapse or Governance Gap?
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The Longmay Gaffe: Communications Lapse or Governance Gap?

Longmay is the largest state owned coal company in Heilongjiang, producing close to 50 million tonnes of coal a year. On March 12, Governor Lu acknowledged that wages were in arrears for Longmay’s workers and attributed the gaffe to Longmay’s management’s withholding of information.
US Keeps the Lead in International Patent Filing but the Chinese are Catching Up
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US Keeps the Lead in International Patent Filing but the Chinese are Catching Up

The World International Property Organization recently announced that the Chinese company, Huawei, is the leading company in global patent filing in 2015 under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
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