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Kurt Tiam

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New rules on VATS for Shanghai FTZ – a cause for optimism?

Since the establishment of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (“Shanghai FTZ”), investors have been closely monitoring the liberalization policies in the telecommunications sector. Historically, given the highly sensitive nature of the telecommunications sector, foreign participation has been very limited in this highly regulated industry. In China, telecommunication services are divided for regulatory purposes into basic telecommunication services (“BTS”) and value-added … Continue Reading

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China signals further liberalization of value-added telecom services in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

On April 15, 2014, China’s MIIT issued long-awaited guidance on foreign-investment in value-added telecom platforms in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.  A full analysis of the new provisions is available here.

Since the establishment of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (“Shanghai FTZ“), investors have been closely monitoring the liberalization policies in the telecommunications sector.  Historically, given the … Continue Reading