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CSR Gazette, China - July 2017

Summary:

  • Administrative Measures on Wage Payment by Enterprises in Zhejiang Province was amended by the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province to strengthen the supervision and administration of wage payment by enterprises.
  • Code for Design of Dormitory Building was amended by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China to add more safety requirements.
  • Catalogue for Classified Administration of Environmental Impact Assessments for Construction Projects was amended by the Ministry of Environmental Protection to adopt to the requirements of reform on the state administrative approval system.
  • PRC Law on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution was amended by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress to strengthen the supervision and administration of water pollution.
  • Updated Minimum Wage of Shenzhen Municipality, Shandong Province, Tianjin Municipality, Fujian Province, Guizhou Province, Jiangshu Province and Hunan Province.

Contents

Labour

Health and Safety

Environment

Minimum Wage Standard Update

Summary of Law Updates:

Labour

1. < Administrative Measures on Wage Payment by Enterprises in Zhejiang Province > (2017-05-01)

The amended < Administrative Measures on Wage Payment by Enterprises in Zhejiang Province > (hereinafter referred to as Measures) was gazetted by the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province on 2nd March 2017, it has come into force on 1st May 2017. Compared with the previous version of the Measures, the improvements and amendments are mainly as follows,

A. Wage components and payment cycle of part-time employment are defined.

  • Wage components and the definition of wages under special conditions are defined by the Measures. Meanwhile, the wage payment cycle of part-time employment is explicitly provided to be no more than 15 days.

B. Provisions on delayed payment due to difficulties in business and production.

  • Provided by the Measures, when an enterprise is truly experiencing difficulties in business and production, after collective negotiation or agreed by the employees per se according to law, full or part of wage payment could be deferred but the delay shall be no more than 30 days. Compared with the previous version of the Measures, the maximum delay is changed from 15-day to 30-day.

C. Responsibilities of enterprises to retain and provide payroll records and attendance records.

  • Requirements are added in the Measures. The payroll records shall be retained for no fewer than 2 years. The attendance record system shall be established and the attendance records shall be retained by the enterprise for no fewer than 2 years. The employees are entitled to make enquiry and to verify their own payroll and attendance records.

Health and Safety

1. < Code for Design of Dormitory Building JGJ 36-2016 > (2017-06-01)

The Code for Design of Dormitory Building JGJ 36-2016 (hereinafter referred to as Code) was deliberated and adopted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China on 15th December 2016 and it has come into force on 1st June 2017. The previous Code for Design of Dormitory Building JGJ 36-2005 was abolished simultaneously. The main changes of the Code are as follows.

  1. The requirements of base and outdoor environment are refined, and the safety indicators are added.
  2. Configuration standards of facilities in auxiliary rooms are adjusted.
  3. Section of fire prevention and safety evacuation is newly added, and the requirements of indoor air quality are added in the section of indoor environment.
  4. The number of Terminologies increases from 9 to 11 including the definitions of public toilet and public kitchen; the terminology of washroom is modified to public washroom, and public washroom is redefined.
  5. The number of categories of habitable room is adjusted from four to five. Meanwhile, usable area per capita of Categories 3, 4 and 5 is increased by 1 square meter each.

Environmental

1. < Catalogue for Classified Administration of Environmental Impact Assessments for Construction Projects > (2017-09-01)

The new revision of Catalogue for Classified Administration of Environmental Impact Assessments for Construction Projects (hereinafter referred to as Catalogue) has been issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China on 29th June 2017, and it will come into force on 1st September 2017. Major amendments and improvements are as follows:

  1. Adjustment is made to the priority and classification of project category for practicality, simplicity and operability, and by reference to National Economic Industrial Classification Code and the needs of classified administration of environmental impact assessments for construction projects. The revised Catalogue consists of 50 categories and 192 subcategories.
  2. Farmland renovation project, agricultural transgenic project, species introducing project, elementary geological exploration, geological exploration for water conservancy and hydropower engineering, forest harvesting engineering, prevention and control of desertification engineering, film shooting and large-scale live show, and activities of general community service are excluded from the new revision of the Catalogue.
  3. Project categories that generally consistent with the former version of Catalogue are: petrochemical industry, coal, ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, medicine, light industry, water transportation and social programs and services.
  4. Project categories of lowering in grading of environmental impact assessment are: mechatronics, highway, railway, mining, selecting and manufacturing of non-metallic minerals, and urban transportation facilities.
  5. Project categories of escalation in grading of environmental impact assessment are: mining, selecting, smelting and recycling of waste residue for associated radioactive mineral resources, handicraft manufacturing and products manufacturing by bamboo, rattan, palm, and straw.

2. < PRC Law on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution > (2018-01-01)

The PRC Law on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution was amended and adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on 27th June 2017, and it will come into force on 1st January 2018. Highlights of the amendment are as follows:

  1. To implement the total quantity control system and the pollution discharge permit system.
  2. The obligations on self-monitoring by pollutant discharging entities are explicitly defined.
  3. It is explicitly defined that the enterprises and institutions shall take anti-leakage measures and strengthen the monitoring on groundwater quality.
  4. The requirements on declaration and registration of the discharged pollutants, acceptance check of prevention and control of water pollution, approval for the prevention and control facilities of water pollution which are left idle or dismantled, and pollutant discharge fees are removed.

China Minimum Wage Standard Update – July2017

Area
Minimum Wage
Standard
(RMB/month)
Shenzhen Municipality: Effective from 1st June 2017
Shenzhen City 2130
Shandong Province: Effective from 1st June 2017
Jinan City: Lixia District, Shizhong District, Huaiyin District, Tianqiao District,
Licheng District; Qingdao City: Shinan District, Shibei District, Huangdao
District, Laoshan District, Licang District, Chengyang District; Zibo City:
Zichuan District, Zhangdian District, Linzi District; Dongying City; Yantai City:
Zhifu District, Fushan District, Muping District, Laishan District, Longkou City,
Laizhou City, Penglai City, Zhaoyuan City; Weifang City: Weicheng District,
Hanting District, Fangzi District, Kuiwen District, Zhucheng City, Shouguang
City; Weihai City.
1810
Jinan City: Changqing District, Zhangqiu City, Pingyin County, Shanghe
County, Jiyang County; Qingdao City: Jiaozhou City, Jimo City, Pingdu City,
Laixi City; Zibo City: Boshan District, Zhoucun District, Hengtai County;
Zaozhuang City: Shizhong District, Tengzhou City; Yantai City: Haiyang City,
Qixia City, Changdao County, Laiyang City; Weifang City: Qingzhou City,
Anqiu City, Gaomi City, Changyi City, Linqu County, Changle County; Jining
City: Rencheng District, Qufu City, Zoucheng City, Yanzhou District, Weishan
County; Taian City: Taishan District, Feicheng City, Xintai City; Rizhao City: All
County and District; Laiwu City: All District; Linyi City: Lanshan District,
Luozhuang District, Hedong District; Binzhou City: Bincheng District, Boxing
County, Zouping County.
1640
Zibo City: Yiyuan County, Gaoqing County; Zaozhuang City: Yicheng District,
Tai’erzhuang District, Shanting District, Xuecheng District; Jining City: Yutai
County, Jinxiang County, Jiaxiang County, Wenshang County, Sishui County,
Liangshan County; Taian City: Ningyang County, Daiyue District, Dongping
County; Linyi City: Yinan County, Tancheng County, Yishui County, Lanling
County, Fei County, Pingyi County, Junan County, Mengyin County, Linshu
County; Dezhou City: All County (City or District); Liaocheng City: All County
(City or District); Binzhou City: Zhanhua County, Wudi County, Yangxin
County, Huimin County; Heze City: All County (City).
1470
Tianjin Municipality: Effective from 1st July 2017
Tianjin Municipality 2050
Fujian Province: Effective from 1st July 2017
Siming District, Huli District, Haicang District, Jimei District, Tong’an District, Xiang’an District. 1700
Pingtan District, Gulou District, Taijiang District, Cangshan District, Jin’an District, Mawei District, Fuqing City, Changle City, Minhou County, Lianjiang County, Minqing County, Luoyuan County, Yongtai County. 1650
Xiangcheng District, Longwen District, Longhai City, Zhangpu County, Changtai County, Dongshan County; Licheng District, Fengze District, Luojiang District, Quangang District, Nan’an City, Shishi City, Jinjiang City, Hui’an County; Licheng District, Chengxiang District, Hanjiang District, Xiuyu District; Xinluo District; Jiaocheng District, Fu’an City, Fuding City. 1500
Yunxiao County, Zhaoan County, Pinghe County, Nanjing County, Huaan County; Anxi County, Yongchun County, Dehua County; Sanyuan District, Meilie District, Yong’an City, Sha County; Xianyou County; Yanping District, Shaowu City, Wuyishan City, Jian’ou City, Jianyang District; Zhangping City, Yongding District, Shanghang County; Xiapu County, Gutian County. 1380
Qingliu County, Ninghua County, Jianning County, Taining County, Mingxi County, Jiangle County, Youxi County, Datian County; Shunchang County, Guangze County, Pucheng County, Songxi County, Zhenghe County; Wuping County, Changting County, Liancheng County; Shouning County, Zhouning County, Zherong County, Pingnan County. 1280
Guizhou Province: Effective from 1st July 2017
Guiyang City: Yunyan District, Nanming District, Wudang District, Baiyun District, Huaxi District, Guanshanhu District, Qingzhen City; Zunyi City: Honghuagang District, Huichuan District, Chishui City, Renhuai City, Bozhou District, Panzhou City; Liupanshui City: Zhongshan District; Anshun City: Xixiu District; Bijie City: Qixingguan District; Tongren City: Bijiang District, Wanshan District; Qiandongnan Prefecture: Kaili City; Qiannan Prefecture: Duyun City; Qianxinan Prefecture: Xingyi City; Gui’an New District; Anshun City: Pingba District. 1680
Guiyang City: Kaiyang County; Zunyi City: Tongzi County, Meitan County, Zunyi County, Yuqing County, Suiyang County, Xishui County; Liupanshui City: Liuzhi Special Zone, Shuicheng County; Bijie City: Nayong County, Zhijin County, Jinsha County, Qianxi County; Tongren City: Yuping County; Qiandongnan Prefecture: Zhenyuan County, Shibing County; Qiannan Prefecture: Longli County, Guiding County, Fuquan City; Qianxinan Prefecture: Xingren County, Anlong County. 1570
Guiyang City: Xifeng County, Xiuwen County; Zunyi City: Daozhen County, Fenggang County, Zheng’an County, Wuchuan County; Anshui City: Puding County, Guanling County, Zhenning County, Ziyun County; Bijie City: Hezhang County, Dafang County, Weining County; Tongren City: Yinjiang County, Jiangkou County, Dejiang County, Shiqian County, Sinan County, Yanhe County, Songtao County; Qiandongnan Prefecture: Huangping County, Rongjiang County, Taijiang County, Danzhai County, Cengong County, Tianzhu County, Liping County, Jinping County, Jianhe County, Leishan County, Sansui County, Congjiang County, Majiang County; Qiannan Prefecture: Changshun County, Weng’an County, Huishui County, Luodian County, Libo County, Sandu County, Dushan County, Pingtang County; Qianxinan Prefecture: Pu’an County, Ceheng County, Wangmo County, Zhenfeng County, Qinglong County. 1470
Jiangshu Province: Effective from 1st July 2017
Suzhou (Suzhou Urban District, Zhangjiagang City, Changshu City, Taicang City, Kunshan City, Wujiang District). 1940
Taizhou City: Hailing District, Gaogang District, Jiangyan District; Nanjing City; Changzhou City: Wujin District, Xinbei District, Tianning District, Zhonglou District; Yangzhou City (including Jiangdu District, Hanjiang District, Guangling District); Wuxi City; Jiangyin City, Yixing City. 1890
Huai’an City: Shizhi, Qinghe District, Qingpu District, Development Zone; Taizhou City: Jingjiang City, Taixing City, Xinghua City; Changzhou City: Jintan District, Liyang City; Yangzhou City: Baoying County, Gaoyou City, Yizheng City; Lianyungang City: Urban District; Nantong City: Hai’an County, Rudong County, Rugao County. 1720
Huai’an City: Huai’an District, Huaiyin District, Lianshui County, Hongze County, Xuyi County, Jinhu County; Lianyungang City: Guannan County, Guanyun County, Donghai County, Ganyu County. 1520
Hunan Province: Effective from 1st July 2017
Yueyang City: Yueyanglou District, Economic and Technological Development Zone of Yueyang, Southern Lake Scenic Zone, Junshan District, Yunxi District, New Port District of Chenglingji; Changde City: Urban of Wuling District, Economic and Technological Development Zone of Changde, Tourist resort of Willow lake, Wuling Town of Dingcheng District. 1430
Yueyang City: Yueyang County, Minluo City, Xiangyin County, Linxiang City, Huarong County, Pingjiang County, Quyuan Management Zone; Changde City: Other District and County (City) (including Xihu Precinct, Xidongting Precinct, Taohuayuan Precinct); Urban of Yongzhou City: Downtown (including Lengshuitan, Lingling, Jingkaiqu); Urban of Hengyang City: Zhuhui District, Zhengxiang District, Yanfeng District, Shigu District, Nanyue District; Yiyang: Urban District. 1280
Shaoyang City (including Counties); Yongzhou County: Qiyang County, Dong’an County, Shuangpai County, Dao County, Ningyuan County, Jiangyong County, Jianghua County, Lanshan County, Xintian County, Huilongxu Precinct, Jindong Precinct; Hengyang County, Hengnan County, Hengshan County, Hengdong County, Qidong County, Changning City, Leiyang City; Yiyang City: Anhua County, Taojiang County, Yuanjiang City, Nan County, Datonghu District; Loudi City. 1130

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