The last month of 2020 will usher in these changes!

 The last month of 2020 will usher in these changes!

Photo by Jiang Yingxin

Chinas first special law on export control

The export control law includes five chapters and 49 articles, which are detailed in terms of control policies, control lists and control measures, supervision and management, and legal responsibilities.

With regard to the scope of export control, the law ensures that the controlled items, as well as the subject and behavior of control, are fully covered. Taking the controlled items as an example, according to the law, in addition to the traditional military and civil dual-use items, military products and nuclear products, and referring to the classification standards of foreign trade, other goods, technologies and services related to safeguarding national security and interests and fulfilling international obligations such as non-proliferation are included in the controlled items; at the same time, the controlled items include the relevant technical data and other data.

Implementation of new promotion regulations: businesses are not allowed to raise prices first and then reduce prices

From December, the State Administration of market supervision and administration of the peoples Republic of China will officially put into effect the Interim Provisions on regulating sales promotion behavior. The new regulations put forward clear requirements on the basic norms that operators should abide by in promotion activities.

For example, it is not allowed to make false or misleading commercial propaganda by means of false commercial information, fictitious transaction or evaluation, so as to deceive or mislead consumers or the relevant public; the prizes or gifts provided by business operators in promotion activities must comply with the relevant provisions of the state.

The provisions specify that the operators shall clearly indicate the additional conditions or time limit for carrying out price promotion activities. For the phenomenon of raising the price first and then reducing the price when the operator carries out the promotion, the benchmark of discount and price reduction shall be clearly stipulated.

370 new domestic routes with market adjusted prices

According to the list of newly added domestic routes with market regulated price released in the notice, 370 domestic routes with market adjusted price are mainly concentrated in the round-trip routes between second and third tier cities, and less routes involving first tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, etc.

At the same time, the competent civil aviation authorities will further strengthen the supervision of domestic freight rates, record price violations into credit records, and punish them in accordance with the civil aviation industry credit management measures (for Trial Implementation).

Information map: a long line has been formed in the registration hall of a hospital. Photo by Yang Bo

Pharmaceutical representatives shall not undertake the task of drug sales

Since December 1, the administrative measures for the record keeping of medical representatives (for Trial Implementation) organized by the State Food and drug administration came into effect.

In addition, medical personnel can communicate with each other in the form of academic conference, telephone conference, etc.

The measures also stipulates that medical representatives shall not have the following situations: carry out academic promotion activities without filing; carry out academic promotion activities without the consent of medical institutions; undertake drug sales tasks, implement collection and processing of purchase and sale bills and other sales behaviors; participate in the statistics of the number of drug prescriptions issued by individual doctors; and directly provide donations and funds to internal departments and individuals of medical institutions Assist or sponsor; mislead doctors to use drugs, exaggerate or mislead the curative effect, conceal the known adverse reaction information of drugs or conceal the adverse reaction information fed back by doctors; and other behaviors that interfere with or affect the rational use of drugs in clinical practice.

The revised regulations on national science and technology awards will come into force on December 1, 2020.

The highlight of the new regulation is that the way of Reporting Awards is changed from recommendation system to nomination system, the object of award is changed from citizen to individual, and the construction of credit system of science and technology award is proposed.

The regulations require the national science and technology awards to one vote veto scientific researchers and institutions who violate ethics or conduct scientific research misconduct in the nomination stage, and establish a database of serious dishonesty of scientific research integrity of nominated experts, scholars, organizations and evaluation committee members, evaluation experts and candidates.

The new regulation also clearly stipulates that it is forbidden to use the name of national science and technology award to seek illegitimate interests.

Photo: public participation in waste sorting activities. Photo by Zhong Xin

New local regulations

u2014u2014Tianjin: officially join the domestic waste sorting team

From December 1, the regulations of Tianjin municipal solid waste management came into effect.

If a restaurant operator offers disposable tableware to consumers on its own initiative, it shall be ordered by the market supervision department to make corrections; if it refuses to do so, it shall be fined not less than 500 yuan but not more than 5000 yuan.

In order to ensure the implementation of the regulations as soon as possible after the formal implementation, Tianjin Urban Management Commission has formulated and completed two law enforcement procedures to ensure the comprehensive and effective implementation of the regulations.

Photo by News Agency reporter Zhang HENGWEI

u2014u2014Shanghai: implementation of the new measures for the settlement of introduced talents

The measures of Shanghai Municipality on the application of introducing talents for permanent residence in Shanghai will come into force on December 1, 2020 and will be valid until November 30, 2025.

Compared with the previous Trial Measures, the measures will introduce talents into five categories: high-level talents, talents in urgent need of key institutions, highly skilled talents, market-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship talents, specialized talents and other special talents, and the corresponding conditions are revised.

Compared with the previous conditions, the measures specially increased the application channels for high skilled talents, market-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship talents. For example, for high skilled talents, the bidding channel of winning the Chinese skills award, the title of national technical expert, special allowance of the State Council, world skills competition awards and other honors has been added.

Chart: a supermarket in Haikou began to use biodegradable film bags. Photo by Wang Ziqian

From December 1, the regulations on Prohibition of disposable non degradable plastic products in Hainan Special Economic Zone will be formally implemented.

There are a total of 30 regulations, including a series of systems such as the list of prohibited plastics, the traceability system of the whole process of substitutes, and local standards, which clearly require the division of responsibilities for the work of banning plastics, the scope of prohibited disposable non degradable plastic products, the supply of substitute products, the supervision measures of circulation links, the punishment of illegal acts and the scope of legal application. At the same time, the preferential policies for the substitute industry, public publicity and education, and recycling of waste plastic products are clearly stipulated.

According to the implementation plan for banning the production, sale and use of disposable non degradable plastic products in Hainan Province, Hainan will ban the production, sale and use of disposable non degradable plastic bags and tableware from December 1, 2020. By the end of 2025, Hainan will completely ban the production, sale and use of all plastic products listed in the list of plastic ban in Hainan. (end)

The last month of 2020