2019 Investment Forum – China: evolving strategic objectives and a shifting landscape

An additional challenge for foreign companies operating in China are policy uncertainty and regulatory obstacles. The latest EU Chamber of Commerce in China survey showed that 48% of respondents expect regulatory obstacles to increase over the next five years; the US-China Business Council survey had 14% of companies pessimistic or somewhat pessimistic on the five-year outlook for their business in China. While most felt it was still a priority to be in China, they were well aware of the challenges.