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Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the People's Republic of China (PRC). Not to be be confused with Taiwan: the Republic of China (ROC).

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If someone received the Minimum Subsistence Guarantee in China, but were fined for having extra children, how did that affect their income?

The Minimum Subsistence Guarantee (MSG) was reportedly "RMB 677.6 per person per month and in rural areas this amount reaches RMB 496.9 per person per month (2020)" (That's about 100 USD in ...
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Would this bunch of people have a right to have the YouTuber stop filming in China?

In this question the incident was asked about which took place in England, but a lot of the rhetoric juxtaposed the U.K. position with the Chinese one. But what is the Chinese position? Do people have ...
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Was it legal to shoot down the Chinese balloon?

Recent news headlines read: "US fires air-to-air missile and takes down alleged Chinese spy balloon." It happened in February 4th, 2023. The balloon, as far as we know, was not armed and did ...
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Is the China balloon breaking any laws?

It's reported in the news that China have sent a balloon over America. Some say it's a spy camera and some say it's a weather balloon. Has China broken any American or international laws, such as ...
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As a provider of deep synthesis services hosted in the US but have customers based in China, must I make sure that my service contains watermarks?

I read on https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/12/china-bans-ai-generated-media-without-watermarks/; Providers of deep synthesis services shall add signs that do not affect the use of ...
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Corporate China - evicting onshore management via reproduced chops

Another weird and wonderful story out of corporate China has captured my attention. Relevant excerpt: It’s a situation that’s difficult to picture in much of the capitalist world, with its emphasis ...
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Is it possible for foreigners for any reason to enter China?

Non Chinese citizens of any status including green card or permanent residence permit holders. Can they enter mainland China if they live there but left to visit abroad given the current Corona virus ...
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In what jurisdictions is the severability clause redundant to add in a contract?

The common jurisdictions in United States include the states of Delaware, New York. Is it necessary to include the severability clause in those states? In a country such as South Africa, India, or ...
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International Cybercrime Based in China. Who's Jurisdiction is it?

Quick question... I got my crypto wallet hacked. I live in Canada. Offender lives in China. After the theft, he deposited the money into Huobi, whose HQ is also in China. I did some preliminary ...
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Does a Chinese citizen lose citizenship if their parent applied for them to acquire foreign nationality?

In Canada, a permanent resident under the age of 14 may be naturalized upon application on behalf of the minor by their custodial parent. Citizenship Act, s. 5(1.04)(a). This is slightly different ...
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Is someone who was born in China but acquired citizenship elsewhere through derived citizenship still a Chinese citizen?

I am a 38-year-old who has lived in the US since I was 2 years old. I was born in China to Chinese National parents. My parents and I immigrated to the US when was a small child. My parents were ...
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Chinese freelancers without a VAT number working for European companies

When a European company hires the services of a Chinese entity, can that Chinese entity be an individual without a company or VAT number? Or simply put, are there laws or regulations in China that ...
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Financial law - limited liability - use of personal balance sheet term

It appears that senior executives in China are using their personal balance sheets to help the property development companies they own make their interest payments on time as regulations and market ...
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Is China's policy of phasing out foreign hardware and software against WTO rules?

China's Communist Party has ordered all state offices to remove foreign hardware and software within three years, the Financial Times reported, in a move which could hit major U.S. firms including ...
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Is there a way for a person born in the US to Chinese parents to retain Chinese citizenship?

It is well known and often repeated that China does not tolerate dual citizenship, except in the case of its citizens who have right of abode in Hong Kong or Macau. The Chinese Nationality Law is ...
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Does China have "parasitism" law prohibiting people from not working?

I did a lot of research answering this Politics.SE question: "Is China really Communist?". I was able to answer most items I decided to research (some of the answers were less intuitive than ...
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Does a restriction of trading mean that regular buy/sell is prohibited?

Im not sure if this should be in finance or here, but recently reports have come out that China has (or is aiming to) ban trading of cryptocurrencies. Colloquially as an America this means to me: ...
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Bringing a BitLocker Laptop into China

I'm struggling to understand the current Chinese law on bringing encrypted devices into China. Would it be illegal for someone to bring their work laptop encrypted with BitLocker into China to work ...
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What is the point of adding a few years of probation to a death sentence?

I read (mirror): A total of 44 Japanese drug-related criminals were arrested by China in 2014, 33 of which have been given corresponding sentences, five people were executed, and six were given death ...
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Executive order by Trump on 2020-11-12 barring investment in publicly traded companies that the US says are owned/controlled by the Chinese military

I read on finance.yahoo.com (mirror): The move stems from an executive order President Donald Trump issued on Nov. 12 barring investment in publicly traded companies that the U.S. government says are ...
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UK - Does a foreign, non-EU company's ToS Override GDPR

MiHoyo is a Chinese company that has recently produced the hugely popular online game, Genshin Impact. However, terrible online security has led to thousands of user details, emails, phone numbers, ...
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Limitations for importing from China to US

If a US small business company would want to import products from China ( possibly tax-free or low-tax, mostly beauty, cosmetics and fashion products - below $10,000), what are the limitations, taxes, ...
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To what extent can a country criminalize acts outside its territory?

Indonesia prohibits pornography. If someone creates porn in Indonesia, that's illegal. What about if an Indonesian citizen creates porn somewhere else? What about if a non-Indonesian is a porn star ...
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Not able go back to China with a B2 Tourist visa

My relatives came to America from China (not Wuhan) in the middle of January, and they have a B2 tourist visa, meaning that they can only stay in the US for 6 months. They had planned to return at the ...
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Would making a cyborg be legal?

Recently, I've re-watched the movie Robocop (2014), and a question has come to my mind: Would making a cyborg be legal in the US? Notes: By "cyborg" I mean a robot-human hybrid, where the brain is ...
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Who is responsible for damage caused by hacked account in China?

this is my father's problem but I will write in first person to make things easier. If this is not the right place to ask such a question please point me in the right direction, I am just looking for ...
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Although there are conflicting claims about what happened on June 4th, 1989 in Tiananmen Square

... the government of China doesn't claim that nothing happened. There is an official narrative, including the claim that soldiers working for the government of China were victims of protesters. ...
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What are the laws of the sky over land?

In the USA, some of the states gambling is illegal. River boats and cruise boats allow gambling because vessels in open water are subject to federal not state law. Applying this logic to aircraft, ...
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Does Trump's sanction on Huawei include Open Source US products, like Linux kernel & RISC-V? Does this ban effect Huawei's membership there? [duplicate]

Trump has banned US companies from trading with Huawei. Does this ban include US non-profit organizations, such as the Linux Foundation and RISC-V foundation ? Huawei is a paid member of those ...
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What protections does Europe provide for US patents (that China doesn't)?

According to a NYtimes article yesterday Xi Jinping had promised that China would protect intellectual property, then he reneged before the trade talks faltered. I am trying to understand the context ...
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Is it a felony for a teen to design a knife and put into production?

So just curious that is it legal for the following situation. So a teen design a new knife opening mechanism and hand it to an adult who's running a factory. The adult thinks it's interesting so he ...
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Which law in China obliges LinkedIn users to confirm their identity before using LinkedIn services?

When I connect to my LinkedIn's account from China, LinkedIn displays the following message: You must provide a mobile number as primary and confirm receipt of our text. Due to local law, we must ...
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Why the deal between IBM and RedHat needs approval from China?

today I read cnbc magazine and they asked why shares are not 190$ when IBM is paying premium price of 190 but now are 170, one of the reason was that China has not still approve the deal. I am not ...
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What are the potential legal consequences for a company that has GPL violations?

In the news recently was that the smartphone company Xiaomi has not released the kernel source code for its Android phone that has been on the market for over 3 months. Since Android is based on the ...
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How can a country take action against patent/copyright violations?

Suppose, China copies US-made Humvees and Russian made Sukhois. Is it possible for USA/Russia to take legal actions against China? If Yes, how is China continuing its productions?
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Under China's two-child policy, what happens if triplets are born?

China has had a one-child policy until 2015 and now has a two-child policy intended to decrease the population size. What happens if multiple children are born at once, as is the case for twins (under ...
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In which sense is software cracking illegal?

I wonder which of the following behaviors are illegal in China: Cracking a software and using it. Cracking a software and distribute it without charging. Cracking a software and reselling the cracked ...
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Is there any law that can prevent China from restricting migration of STEM workers to the US?

Is there any law restricting China's ability to prevent STEM workers from coming to the US?
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Is .xyz not available in China? Is accreditation is required for all new TLDs?

Researching abc.xyz, I've come across xyz.xyz and gen.xyz, with a prominent link from the latter to a page called ".xyz for China". http://gen.xyz/china Thank you for your continued support ...
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