ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Feb 2011
In February 2011, the government of China announced a change in the technical requirements for goods market entry.
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PRC Central People's Government, February 12th, 2011. (国办发〔2011〕6号 国务院办公厅关于建立外国投资者并购境内企业安全审查制度的通知)
PRC Ministry of Commerce, March 4th, 2011. (商务部公告2011年第8号，公布《商务部实施外国投资者并购境内企业安全审查制度有关事项的暂行规定》）
In addition, Guobanfa 2011/6 defines 'foreign M&A' as when a foreign firm invests in or purchases rights to the use of assets of a Chinese firm, such that the firm becomes either a part- or wholly-foreign-invested enterprise.
On March 4th, 2011, the PRC Ministry of Commerce released Announcement 2011/8, which stipulated some of the procedural requirements for those wishing to conduct M&A activities and requiring a security review, as well as bringing the measures officially into force. Please see second source for details.