In anticipation of further openings, global asset managers, who still represent a small share of China’s market, have begun engaging with local regulators and searching for potential partners.
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China recently made a series of regulatory changes that took immediate effect and address US technology transfer concerns, including revisions to the Technology Import and Export Regulations and equity JV implementing regulations.
China’s anti-monopoly regulators have been reorganized under a single agency to increase efficiency and reduce bureaucratic overlap.
Recent reforms to the operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) removed some of the controversial elements of earlier proposed versions, but strengthened and expanded the scope of CFIUS authority to review foreign transactions and tightens the export controls process.
After almost a decade of exponential growth in Chinese investment in the United States, Chinese mergers and acquisitions of US companies fell a precipitous 79 percent last year, from $62.7 billion in 2016 to $13
China’s Anti-monopoly Law (AML) investigations largely stayed off the list of contentious issues in 2016, as the more aggressive tactics of regulatory agenc
The recent flurry of M&A activity in China reflects the not-so-invisible hand of China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), founded in 2003 to oversee the largest of the non-financial state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China.
Companies can expect some openings in China’s newly issued list of industries off-limits to foreign investment in the recently unified free trade zones (FTZs), though many investment restrictions important to industry groups remain unchanged.
Although foreign companies have seen a slowdown in competition investigations over the last several months, new data released on April 3 from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) shows that the agency’s reviews of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions continue to rise. Data thr
Amid a slowdown in China’s economy and tension between the United States and China on a variety of issues, US and Chinese negotiators are preparing for the upcoming sixth annual Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) taking place in Beijing in early July.