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Zhiwei Chen is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Shanghai office, where he is a member of the firm’s International Trade and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. Zhiwei has more than a decade of experience advising multinational clients on a wide range of complex customs, trade, data privacy, and regulatory issues.

Clients benefit from Zhiwei’s experience and insight in managing the risks and maximizing the opportunities associated with China’s increasing regulation of cross-border flow of goods, services, and data. He brings to clients an unusual blend of regulatory, transactional, and litigation experience, which makes him a trusted adviser on various complex China regulatory issues

The summer has been anything but slow in the People’s Republic of China. China is leaning into its regulation of emerging technologies, while attempting to strike a balance with its domestic economic priorities. In just the past few weeks, state authorities have issued a slew of draft measures and announced new initiatives – all with significant ramifications for businesses processing data within the PRC. From personal information processing to facial recognition to cross-border data transfers, what follows is a highlight reel of what you may have missed while you were away on vacation, with the comment period for many of these developments closing within the next few weeks.Continue Reading Catch Up Fast: The “Data Days” of Summer in China

Eight months after the issuance of the draft Measures on the Standard Contract for the Export of Personal Information (“SCC Regulations”), on February 24, 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) released the final version of the SCCs Regulations, along with the Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”). The SCCs set a baseline for cross-border data transfer