foreign investment

China Updates Foreign Investment Restrictions List to Reflect Recent Openings

China’s economic policymakers today released a revised list of restricted sectors for foreign investment, which incorporates liberalizations announced during recent months. The new “national negative list” includes greater openings in sectors such as finance, transportation, commercial logistics, professional services, seeds, coal and non-metal mining, and the manufacturing of autos, ships, and aircraft.


New Online Publishing Restrictions Create Uncertainty for Foreign-Invested Companies with Operations in China

New online publishing rules announced February 14 largely reinforce existing law, which prohibits foreign investment in China’s online publishing sector, but the rules also expand government oversight and regulation of online content—developments that are of concern to many companies.


China BIT Negative List Offer: Missing in Action

During President Xi Jinping’s recent Washington visit, China missed its self-imposed deadline to provide a revised offer for the US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT) negotiations and has not set a new target date to do so. The next inflection point on the calendar is the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which will likely take place in June.


ICT, Real Estate Top Chinese Investment in US for 2015

The United States is a top destination for Chinese overseas investment, as private-sector investors seek opportunities in commercial real estate, hospitality, and information and communications technology (ICT), according to the latest figures from the Rhodium Group and American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Chinese investment in the real estate and hospitality sector rose by 38 percent from FY2014 through the first half of 2015, and accounted for the majority of Chinese investment in the United States thus far in 2015.



Beijing’s Services Sector Pilot Offers Limited Openings

A Beijing pilot program launched in May appears to reinforce China’s interest in opening the services sector to foreign investment beyond the free trade zones (FTZs) in Shanghai, Tianjin, and Fujian. However, the pilot program, launched in a circular by the State Council on May 21, provides little in the way of immediate openings, US-China Business Council (USCBC) outreach has found.



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