ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Jul 2014

In July 2014, the government of China announced changed rules for foreign investors.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 25 Jul 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On 25 July 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commision issued Notice No. 244 of 2014, allowing foreign investors to establish 100% owned hospitals in 7 provinces in China.
The new policy came into effect immediately with the following features: 

  1. The seven pilot investment provinces include: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong, and Hainan. 
  2. Only foreign investors from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan are allowed to invest in traditional Chinese medical-related hospital services.

With the new policy, the authority expects the foreign companies to bring new and innovative hospital services as well as medical treatment into China, and increase national health care capacity. 
 
Note: the affected trading partners are selected based on the report "Jan - Jul 2014 FDI Statistic" from the Ministry of Commerce, published on 21 August 2014. These countries contributed a total of 93.9% FDI in China during that period. 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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