On Thursday, August 6, US President Trump signed a pair of Executive Orders (EOs) designed to address the national security risks posed by the Chinese social media platforms WeChat and TikTok, set to take effect on September 20. On September 18, 2020, the US Department of Commerce publisheda notice specifying a series of transactions to be prohibited on TikTok or WeChat mobile applications. Immediately following this notice, announcements of related deals to restructure TikTok's US presence, the September 19 releaseof China's Regulations on the List of Unreliable Entities, and a preliminary court injunction blocking the WeChat EO have raised as many questions as they have answered.

To help members make sense of these ongoing developments, AmCham China is hosting a member-only webinar via Microsoft Teams on Friday, September 25, from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Beijing Time. The primary purpose of the workshop is to brief members on the most recent regulatory developments and their evolving implications for foreign companies in China.

Please register by noon, Thursday, September 24. For any questions, please email Chloe Ma at cma@amchamchina.org.


  • Yan Luo (Partner at Covington & Burling LLP)

    Yan Luo

    Partner at Covington & Burling LLP


    Yan Luo advises clients on a broad range of regulatory matters in connection with data privacy and cybersecurity, antitrust and competition, as well as international trade laws in the United States, EU, and China.

    Ms. Luo has significant experience assisting multinational companies navigating the rapidly-evolving Chinese cybersecurity and data privacy rules. Her work includes high-stakes compliance advice on strategic issues such as data localization and cross border data transfer, as well as data protection advice in the context of strategic transactions. She also advises leading Chinese technology companies on global data governance issues and on compliance matters in major jurisdictions such as the European Union and the United States.

    Ms. Luo regularly contributes to the development of data privacy and cybersecurity rules and standards in China. She chairs Covington’s membership in two working groups of China's National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (“TC260”), and serves as an expert in China’s standard-setting group for Artificial Intelligence and Ethics.

    Ms. Luo is named as Global Data Review’s “40 under 40” in 2018 and is frequently quoted by leading media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Luo completed an internship with the Office of International Affairs of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. Her experiences in Brussels include representing major Chinese companies in trade, competition and public procurement matters before the European Commission and national authorities in EU Member States.

    Ms. Luo is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/Asia) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.

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  • Lester Ross (Partner at WilmerHale)

    Lester Ross

    Partner at WilmerHale

    As Chair of AmCham China Policy Committee, Les Ross is a longstanding leader of the American business and legal communities in China and in frequent contact with government officials and other stakeholders.

    Mr. Ross concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters and has experience in a broad range of industries. He has represented both foreign and local companies and has particular experience advising foreign companies on competition law and regulatory compliance in China.

    Mr. Ross represents foreign companies in their strategic expansion in China through direct investments and mergers and acquisitions in industries ranging alphabetically from agriculture to water services. He also has extensive experience representing foreign banks and corporations, including Chinese entities, in their strategic expansion in the United States, particularly focusing on M&A and regulatory clearances and compliance. He has also represented clients in trade, dispute resolution and regulatory matters in China.

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