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Evolving landscape for international cloud providers in China: why US technology giants are pairing up with local partners

Foreign investment in cloud services is heavily restricted in China. For years, international cloud operators have been struggling to identify structures that address regulatory concerns, but at the same time enable a service delivery model that is consistent with international offerings. Teaming up with Chinese companies is not something new, but it has become a more prominent feature in the cloud space following certain regulatory developments in 2017, notably new licensing requirements issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), China’s telecommunications industry and internet regulator, as well as the
implementation of PRC Cyber Security Law (the “Cyber Security Law”).

Our Asia partners explore the growing trend for foreign investors to partner with Chinese cloud license holders in order to enter the Chinese cloud services market. Click here to view the full article.