New Westlaw China Released in April 2013

With the release in April 2013, Westlaw China improves its content and functions from the following aspects:

1. Topical Laws

In this release, Westlaw China has added Foreign Investment and Tax Law in Topical Laws. Users can easily browse latest legal news, laws & regulations, and articles related to the same legal topic in a module, as well as commonly used laws and regulations.
Topical Laws is subject to additional charges and requires new subscriptions in addition to Westlaw China.

2. Validity Alert in Laws & Regulations

To help our customer better analyze the validity of laws, Westlaw China offers Validity Alert feature in this release.
Some laws may not have been repealed or revised officially. But the validity status of related laws has changed or there has been significant change in the subject matter the law governs, etc, Westlaw China will display a sign in front of the title of the law as a reminder of validity alert and provides validity alert information on the document page.
Example:
Notice of the People's Bank of China on Issues concerning the Implementation of the Pilot Measures for Securities Investment in the Mainland by RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors of Fund Management Companies and Securities Companies (hereinafter the Notice) is not invalidated by any official document. But the Measures on the Pilot Program of Securities Investment in Mainland China by RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors of Fund Management Companies and Securities Companies of which the Notice was based on was already repealed. A  sign will be displayed in front of the title of the Notice, with validity alert information on the document page.

3. Add two new categories of validity status in Laws & Regulations—Draft and Draft for Comment

To help user retrieve draft versions of laws and regulations more efficiently, Westlaw China has added Draft and Draft for Comment as two new categories of validity status. Users can search for these documents by specifying search criteria in advanced search.

4. Enhance Westlaw China browser compatibility

Westlaw China has enhanced browser compatibility in the release to better support display in IE, Firefox, Chrome. We recommend IE7 for best performance.

5. Enhance “Search within Result” Function

If a search query retrieves more than 10,000 documents, only the first 10,000 documents will be displayed in the search result list. After this release, a “search within result” query will retrieve documents from both these 10,000 documents and the documents that are not displayed in the search result list due to the 10,000 documents limit.