New Chinese policy criminalises unlicensed businesses

By Yoke Wong
Published: Tuesday, 05 September 2017

The Chinese government plans to criminalise businesses operating without licences, and the new, harsher policy could eliminate many small-scale industrial minerals producers without the legal paperwork.

China will be implementing a new policy to criminalise all business operations without licences by 1 October, the State Council said on 5 September, a move which could hit many small-scale industrial minerals producers without the legal paperwork.

This regulation will replace the previous policy set in 2003. Unlike...

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