China Market Intelligence

January 19th, 2017
By Jake Laband

Echoing statements from economic leaders in late 2016, China has announced plans to significantly reduce foreign market access restrictions in services, manufacturing, and mining sectors. The Measures also call for treating foreign and domestic companies equally in a variety of areas, including government procurement, standards-setting processes, and development plans like Made in China 2025. If implemented,...

November 10th, 2015
Pianpian Huang and Jake Parker

China has announced further details about plans to gradually decrease government control over investment decisions. The Opinions on Implementing the Market Access Negative List System, a document released by the State Council on October 19, 2015, offer a firmer roadmap towards adopting a “negative list” approach in China, which would allow foreign investment in all fields except those expressly restricted. With pilot implementation in some locations slated to begin as early as...