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Didi is fined over 8 billion yuan for violating various laws in China, including the Personal Information Protection Law. Is the fine reasonable? Will this amount become a standard penalty and/or will it be referenced in similar cases or for similar companies? Also, Didi is reportedly considering soliciting a state-owned enterprise to become a shareholder in order to reduce regulatory risks. What implications does this have for other companies?

滴滴因违反包括《个人信息保护法》在内的中国法律而被罚款超过 80 亿元。罚金数额是否合理?将来,该金额是否会成为标准罚款和/或是否会在类似案件或类似公司中作为参考?此外,根据报道,滴滴公司考虑会引入国企股东,以降低监管风险。这对其他公司带来什么启示?Read more

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美国联邦最高法院最近关于堕胎和枪支管制问题的裁决引起了全世界的关注。有趣的是,在地球的另一端,中国国家立法机构关于地方性法规与国家宪法不符的决定(从而引发了该地方性法规的修改)几乎没有引起人们的注意。这决定是关于什么的?它是如何作出的?这样一个说明中国立法的宪法审查的典型事例,如何才能更好地被人认识并产生更积极的影响?Read more

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Recent rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court on issues concerning abortion and firearm regulation have drawn worldwide attention. Interestingly, on the other side of the globe, a decision by China’s national legislature that a local regulation was inconsistent with the country’s constitution (thereby triggering an amendment to the local regulation) has gone almost unnoticed. What was the decision about? How was it made? How can such an exemplary instance illustrating the constitutional review of Chinese legislation be better known and used to produce more positive impact? Read more