作者:袁敏 林喆 金杜律师事务所金融资本部

On 11 April, 2018, People’s Bank of China (“PBC”) Governor Yi Gang announced specific measures to further open up the domestic financial market at the Boao Forum for Asia (“BFA”). China will allow qualified foreign investors to engage in the business of insurance agency and the business of insurance appraisal in a few months. In the meantime, foreign-owned insurance brokerage companies are to be allowed to expand their business scope to equal their Chinese peers. These indicate that all three fields, namely insurance brokerage, insurance agency, and insurance appraisal, will open up to foreign investment. The extent and pace of liberalization will be beyond expectation. On 27 April, 2018, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CBIRC”) issued Measures to Accelerate the Opening-up of the Banking and Insurance Industries, saying the CBIRC will speed up the implementation of the measures to allow qualified foreign investors to run insurance agencies or offer insurance appraisal services in China, and issued the Notice on Expanding the Business Scope for Foreign-funded Insurance Brokerages to allow foreign-funded insurance brokerages to cover the same business scope as their Chinese peers.

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作者:袁敏 林喆 金杜律师事务所金融资本部

2018年4月11日,中国人民银行行长易纲在博鳌亚洲论坛中宣布了进一步开放中国金融市场的具体措施,外资保险中介扩容、扩大外资保险中介业务范围是此次保险业对外开放的亮点之一。中国将于几个月内,允许符合条件的外国投资者来华经营保险代理业务和保险公估业务,同时放开外资保险经纪公司经营范围,与中资一致。上述举措意味着保险经纪、保险代理和保险公估三大领域将全部向外资开放,开放力度及速度超乎意料。
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作者: Mark Schaub 和 David Hong 金杜律师事务所外商投资

正如我们在2014年2月的文章中所说的:“游戏公司在上海自贸区尚有一线生机,”中国已放宽了将游戏主机和电子游戏销售给国内用户的禁令。在上海自贸区的新政策之下,电子游戏生产商将会自2000以来首次被允许将游戏主机以及电子游戏销售给中国用户。

但是,此次禁令的放宽并不意味着有争议的电子游戏诸如“侠盗猎车手”能于短期内在中国发布。在2014年4月21日发布的新规定中,规定了游戏生产商的审批流程,以及仍在禁令放宽范围之外的电子游戏类别。
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