Easing of China’s Negative List for Foreign Companies

Under the new Investment Law, the People’s Republic of China has reduced the list of investments that are prohibited or restricted for foreign companies from 48 to 40 areas. In particular, restrictions have been lifted in mining and public transport services, education and culture. The restrictions in the automotive sector are to be completely lifted… Continue reading Easing of China’s Negative List for Foreign Companies

US Companies are Shifting Their Investments from China to South- and Southeast Asia

The survey result of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai indicates that around 20% of the US companies in China are shifting their investments planned for China to other destinations, mostly to Southeast or South Asia. The reasons lie not only in the rising costs, but in a shortage of skilled workers and the… Continue reading US Companies are Shifting Their Investments from China to South- and Southeast Asia

China Introduces New Negative List for Foreign Investment

On June 16, China’s State Council released a new foreign investment negative list to further ease investment access. These new measures on foreign investment access will take effect on July 10, and replace the old one issued in April 2015. The new negative list covers 40 categories and 95 special management measures grouped into 15… Continue reading China Introduces New Negative List for Foreign Investment