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Compliance & Regulations

  • A Quick Look at International Copyright Laws and How they Apply to your Press Releases

    Is it possible that your press release could be criminal? If it ignores copyright laws, it is. Copyright law applies across international borders and we share how it can affect press releases and PR to avoid falling prey to the trap of stealing when all you might want to do is to borrow. Copyright is the protection of intellectual property. If someone or business holds the copyright of any intellectual property, others who use that intellectual property in certain capacities must get permission to do so. Some countries’ copyright laws…

    Asia Specials August 6, 2019
  • China’s Advertising Law isn’t a Paper Tiger! How to Stay Creative and in Compliance

    Since its introduction in 2015, China’s Advertising Law has been gaining greater “bite” with the most recent revision in 2018 expanding the coverage and potential penalties of the relevant statutes for false and misleading advertisements. Against this backdrop, companies need to pay greater attention to their advertising copy to avoid incurring sky-high penalties and the associated negative brand impact. On November 15, 2018, Beijing Bureau of Industry and Commerce (Haidian branch) penalized “Guazi”, a digital marketplace specializing in second-hand cars, for making a false advertising claim, “One year after establishment,…

    Asia Specials May 21, 2019
  • Going with Boeing: Will the aviation giant ever ask China to move in?

      So for this edition of the Content We Love blog we need to fly back through the PR Newswire clouds a little bit to a release we received from Boeing back on July 11; “Boeing Forecasts Demand for 39,620 New Airplanes Valued at $5.9 Trillion”. [caption id="attachment_4309" align="alignnone" width="300"] Will Boeing ever allow its planes to be fully manufactured in China? (Photo: YouTube)[/caption] Just by the by, this headline is a good example of why using figures in headlines can be so effective. The numbers being talked about here…

    Asia Specials November 3, 2016
  • The New Corporate Governance Code Provision on Board Diversity for all Companies Listed in Hong Kong

    Around the world, companies are embracing sustainability like never before, and the issue of corporate social responsibility is now included in policy debates and on corporate agendas. While organizations are strategizing and implementing their sustainability policies, the media, investors, and the general public are already demanding higher transparency and accountability from organizations on issues such as organizational governance, human rights, labor practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, and community involvement. Every year PR Newswire helps numerous public companies to distribute their news and engage with their stakeholders. We…

    Asia Specials April 29, 2013
  • Commentary: Overcoming Language Traps in Depositions of Chinese-Speaking Witnesses

    By Geoffrey Sant* I.     Introduction In recent years, there has been an explosion of lawsuits against Chinese companies.  For example, lawsuits against Chinese reverse merger companies tripled between 2010 and 2011, and litigation against Chinese companies represented 47.9 percent of all securities class action filings for the first half of 2011.[1]  The upward trend of U.S. litigation against Chinese companies has been continuing for years.[2]  As litigation increases, there is a corresponding increase in the number of depositions of Chinese-speaking witnesses.[3]  A deposition of course, is an opportunity for counsel…

    Compliance & Regulations February 20, 2012