A Blend of Encouragement, Discrimination, and Non- Transparency: An Analysis of China’s New Catalogue for Guiding Foreign Investment
As the second-largest inward foreign investment destination in the world, the foreign investment policies adopted by Chinese government are necessarily a matter of considerable interest. This analysis looks at the most important of China’s foreign investment policies, the Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment (Foreign Investment Catalogue), which sets out whether a specific industrial sector or activity is “encouraged”, “restricted”, “permitted,” or “prohibited” for foreign investors. The Foreign Investment Catalogue provides the framework for guiding foreign investment into China and plays a critical role in revealing government intentions at the sectoral level.
Date Published: 14 Jun 2012