A series of new policies and measures will formally be adopted and come into force in May. Let’s see how they will affect your everyday life in China and check the updates of important news!
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5-day holiday for Labour Day is coming
As International Labour Day is coming, there will be a 5-day holiday from May 1 to 5 and two adjusted workdays respectively on April 25 (Sun.) and May 8 (Sat.).
HACOS will be off during the holiday and we’ll back to work on May 6 (Thur). Please contact us in advance if you have any need.
According to the Regulation on Public Holidays for National Annual Festivals and Memorial Days, there are 7 Chinese festivals having a holiday for all citizens.
We have summarized the related info and make the calendar for 2021, you can click here or check the following link the get the full content.
China will implement regulation in crackdown on illegal fundraising
Starting on May 1, China will implement a regulation to prevent and handle illegal fundraising amid efforts to promote healthy economic development and maintain social stability.
The new regulation will strengthen oversight in key areas. It will also prevent and defuse risks and protect the legitimate rights and interests of the people.
For business registration management, the regulation forbids the inclusion of words meaning “financial”, “exchange”, and “wealth management”, to name a few, in the name and business scope of enterprises and self-employed individuals, unless otherwise stipulated by laws, administrative regulations and the State.
To support the crackdown on illegal fundraising, financial and non-banking payment institutions should report large-value and suspicious transactions as required, and analyze and identify related accounts having suspected association with illegal fundraising.
According to the regulation, departments, when handling illegal fundraising cases, may close down business premises and seize assets involved, order individuals leading or assisting illegal fundraising to recover and sell related assets to repay illegally raised funds, and bar those accountable from leaving the country.
Dog owners walking dogs without a leash will be fined
China has amended the Law of Animal Epidemic Prevention which will come into effect on May 1. The law covers all livestock and animals raised or captured by humans.
According to the revised law, any person or organization who raises a dog must ensure the animal is routinely vaccinated, and register the vaccination certificate.
Also, when walking a dog outdoors, the dog should have a valid registration card attached to its collar, and it should be kept on a leash to prevent it hurting anyone or spreading diseases.
There are some other significant measures in the amended law, including the stipulation that wild animals must undergo quarantine, the agricultural and wild animal protection departments of the State Council must co-work in making a quarantine regulation for wild animals, and so on.
Now you can search EU trademark information via official system in China
China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) on Monday launched a registration-information inquiry system for trademarks registered in the European Union.
It is reported that the system, named EUTMS, is the first official inquiry tool of international trademark information in China, and is capable of handling 100 active users simultaneously.
The general public may search with keywords, such as trademark name, application number and applicant, to browse and download trademark information.
The NIPA will further optimize the functions of the EUTMS, striving to provide better and more efficient trademark information services.
New rules restrict apps’ collection of user data
China has issued new regulations that clarify what counts as “necessary” personal information that mobile apps are allowed to collect from users. The regulation will come into effect on May 1.
In a document introduced last month, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security and some other departments have listed clearly the necessary personal information that 39 categories of apps can collect.
For example, a car-hailing app can only obtain a user’s name, telephone number and location, because such information is necessary. The user’s photograph and gender are unnecessary details and hence the app should not collect them.
The move is a clear signal that apps should refrain from obtaining detailed personal information, let alone sell it for money.
Int’l flights to China with passengers diagnosed as confirmed cases can be exempted from suspension
On Wednesday, Civil Aviation Administration of China issued the Notice on Trial Implementation of Adjusting the Circuit Breaker Measures for Scheduled International Passenger Flights.
According to the notice, the “circuit breaker” measures have been adjusted. Limiting passenger load factor operation will be accepted if 5 to 9 passengers from any single inbound flight operated by an airline are diagnosed as confirmed cases.
The airline involved may choose circuit breaker measures or measures of limiting PLF operation:
These China-bound flights to suspended! CAAC issued circuit breaker directives
In recent days, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued “circuit breaker” directives on three airlines’ flights to China as some passengers on these flights have been tested positive for COVID-19.
We’ve posted an update on Tuesday, you can check it from the following link:
CAAC issued the directives on three more flights on April 29, including China Southern Airlines’ flight CZ348, Air China’s flight CA942 and Kenya Airways’ flight KQ882.
Since CAAC has issued the “circuit breaker” directives on flight CA942 and flight KQ882and these two flights have been suspended for two weeks from April 26, the suspension period will be further extended.
The list of airlines and flights that recently got the directives is as follows. If you’ve planned to fly to China this month and bought the tickets for the involved flights, please contact the airlines as soon as possible.
Circuit breaker measures: the flight in question shall be suspended for 2-week operation starting from the fourth week of its entry into China, and its incentive flight shall be canceled;
Measures of limiting PLF operation: the flight in question shall be imposed a 4-week PLF limit of no higher than 40% on its operation starting from the fourth week of its entry into China, and its incentive flight shall be canceled.
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SOURCE | China Gov / CAAC / China Daily