First Batch of ITU-T IoT Blockchain Standards Led by China Unicom and ZTE

12/08/2020 Recently, three Internet of Things (IoT) blockchain standards were approved at the plenary meeting of ITU-T SG20 (IoT and smart cities and communities). The standards, led by China Unicom and Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation (ZTE), are: ITU-T Y. 59 Overview of blockchain for supporting Internet of Things and smart cities and communities in data … Continued

Overview of China’s Energy Conservation Policies and Measures

06/08/2020 China is constantly exploring new ways and paths for energy conservation in order to achieve green development. Over the past few years, numerous energy conservation policies and measures have been formulated and implemented at all levels throughout the country, promoting energy conservation in a variety of fields such as industry, construction, transportation, public institutions … Continued

China Launches Two Serial Standard Projects for IPR and Patent Protection

05/08/2020 On 30 July 2020, SAC initiated and published two serial national standard projects in the field of intellectual property, namely: (i) the Management Specifications for Intellectual Property Rights Protection on E-commerce Platforms, and (ii) the Patent Navigation Guide. Management Specifications for Intellectual Property Rights Protection on E-commerce Platforms. China’s e-commerce sector is the biggest … Continued

SAC Releases New Notifications on 15 Mandatory National Standards

31/07/2020 On 23 July 2020, the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC) released its No. 18 Notification on the release of 13 mandatory national standards, and on the amendment of 2 mandatory national standards. Specifically: No. Standard Code Standard Name Code of Replaced Standard Implementation Date 1 GB 4544-2020 Beer Bottles GB 4544-1996 2021-08-01 2 GB … Continued

Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics Clarify Punitive Measures for Violators: Lifelong Access Prohibition for Serious Violators

29/07/2020 On 16 June 2020, Premier Li Keqiang signed the Decree No. 727 of the State Council to release the Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics. The Regulations, which will take effect from 1 January 2021, clarify the scope of punitive measures to be adopted against violators. Fines shall be imposed on the legal … Continued

Data Updates of China’s Standards

28/07/2020 SESEC closely monitors the process of standardisation reform in China. SESEC periodically collects and summarise new updates and data on six types of Chinese standards, namely: mandatory national standards; recommended national standards; sector standards; local standards; association standards; and enterprise standards. The following updates took place from March 2020 to June 2020: Key Legal … Continued

Draft Data Security Law Released for Public Comment

27/07/2020 On 28 June 2020, the draft Data Security Law was submitted for its first reading at the 20th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress. The draft was also published online for public comments on 3 July: comments can be submitted until 16 August 2020. The Data Security Law aims … Continued