Foreign Investment in China

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China-Nicaragua Free Trade Agreement Enters into Force

On January 1, the China-Nicaragua Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force. In this piece, we examine the details of the schedules of tariff concessions under the FTA, and the provisions on services trade and investment.

China and Singapore Upgrade FTA with Focus on Services and Investment

China and Singapore signed the protocol to upgrade the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA), wrapping up a three-year negotiation after seven rounds of talks. It adopts a negative list approach, removes foreign equity caps for 22 services sectors in China, and prohibits local content and tech transfer requirements in the

U.S. Pension Fund Pulls Back on China, Hong Kong Investments

Amidst strong Congressional pressure, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has revised some benchmark indexes so as to prevent investment in stocks listed in China and Hong Kong.

German Companies Sign Deals at Expo

At the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE), German companies have had a strong presence and reportedly signed deals with Chinese partners on energy, construction, and manufacturing. Germany's continued engagement in the market is crucial to China, as it plays a pivotal role in China-EU relations.

China's Leaders Vow More Opening Up at Import Expo

Speaking at the sixth China International Import Expo (CIIE), which kicked off yesterday, Chinese leaders made commitments on opening up, international agreements, and data flows. While there has been some movement in these areas, more needs to be done to overcome the downward trend of its trade and investment.

MOFCOM Comments on Xi-Biden Meeting, Potential EU Investigation, and FDI

At a press conference today, the spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), Shu Jueting, urged the EU to use trade remedy measures in a "reasonable and prudent" way and the U.S. to "lift investment restrictions on China."

U.S. House China Select Committee Members Press Administration on Outbound Investment

Two key members of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen with recommendations for the implementation of the Biden Administration's August Executive Order on outbound American investment.
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