ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Jun 2018
June 28th, 2018 - The Chinese government published a new 'negative list' of industrial sectors where foreign investment is allowed, with several restrictions no longer present.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
PRC Ministry of Finance, June 28th, 2018. (外商投资准入特别管理措施（负面清单2018年版）)
In June 2018, the Chinese government released an update to their catalogue of sectors where FDI is restricted.
The new version is much shorter than the previous edition (from 2017; see related act).
The number of items in the list has been reduced from 63 to 48.
Restrictions have been removed on investments into the following industries:
Other changes are as follows:
The changes are nominally liberalising, hence the green classification of this intervention. However, in practice, government approval will still be necessary for investments in many of the liberalised sectors.