China Market Intelligence

December 7th, 2016
By Anna Ashton

In draft changes to the 2015 Catalogue Guiding Foreign Investment (CGFI) released today for public comment, China’s government took small steps to shift its foreign investment regime to a negative list style system like the one applied in China’s free trade zones (FTZs), but largely left existing restrictions in place.The sectors opening to some foreign investment include edible seed oils, biofuel, and credit...

March 2nd, 2016
Pianpian Huang

A year after the amended Consumer Protection Law (CPL) was implemented, consumer complaints in China increased by 14.3 percent. And, as the number of online consumers in China continues to grow—302 million online shoppers spent 1.85 trillion yuan in 2013—the protections are increasingly necessary.

Officials revamped the 20-year-old CPL in 2013 to respond to the enormous changes in consumption patterns, structure and concept, and strengthen consumer rights...