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Brief Comment on Easing Restrictions on Foreign Investment in Automotive Manufacturing

October 2018 - Transport. Legal Developments by JunHe LLP.

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On April 10, 2018, President Xi Jinping attended the Boao Forum for Asia (“BFA”) Annual Conference 2018 and delivered a keynote speech stressing that “China will remain unchanged its adherence to reforming and opening up, and will continue to launch new, major measures to pursue further opening.” Following this speech, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) published its Answers to Reports’ Questions Regarding Promulgating New Negative List of Foreign Investment (“Negative List”) and Opening-Up of the Manufacturing Industry (“Answers”) on the official website of the Central Government. Through this document, the NDRC expressed its efforts to accelerate its pace to formulate a new Negative List along with other relevant departments, which echoed the major measures mentioned in President Xi’s speech. It also stressed that the manufacturing industry will be the priority in the new Negative List, and easing the restrictions on foreign investment in the automotive industry will be the focus in this prioritized area.

JunHe Enabled Client’s Success in First Online Aircraft Auction in China

February 2018 - Transport. Legal Developments by JunHe LLP.

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On February 6, 2013, Jade Cargo International Airlines, the first Sino-foreign cargo airline company, filed for bankruptcy with Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court. Since October 26, 2015, the bankruptcy administrator of Jade Airlines has auctioned three self-owned Boeing 747 cargo airplanes offline on six different occasions, but all had failed. On September 19, 2017, the three airplanes were placed on online judicial auction platform operated by Alibaba with the court's approval. This is the first time that a bankruptcy estate has been auctioned online in accordance with rules promulgated by the Supreme People's Court of China with respect to online judicial auction.


New Bike-sharing Rules: The Role of Government, Operators and Users

November 2017 - Transport. Legal Developments by Han Kun Law Firm.

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Authors: Gloria XU, Cheng CHEN, Qianfei WANG

On August 1, 2017, the Guiding Opinions on Encouraging and Regulating the Development of Internet Bicycle Rentals (Jiao Yun Fa [2017] No. 109) (the “Opinions”) was jointly promulgated with State Council approval by ten ministries and departments, including the Ministry of Transport, the Publicity Department of CPC, the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the People's Bank of China, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the National Tourism Administration. Before the promulgation of the Opinions, which is the first national departmental rules specially aimed at the Internet bicycle rental (hereinafter referred to as "bike-sharing") industry, road traffic administration or other related departments in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shijiazhuang and several other cities had successively released normative documents or drafts for comments of such documents related to bike-sharing industry.

Repossession of Aircraft in China: Legal Issues and Options for Lessors

November 2017 - Transport. Legal Developments by Han Kun Law Firm.

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Authors: Shu WANG, Jun ZHU

While the aviation industry continues to expand quickly in the PRC market, it is still possible that things can go wrong and an individual lessee may default under a lease when it faces tough times due to various reasons. For all lessors, whether they are financial lessors or operating lessors, it is essential to have a good knowledge of their enforcement rights in the worst scenario and the actions that they can do to recover their aircraft when all other remedies have failed.

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