Against the backdrop of the trade dispute with the United States and a slowing economy, China is opening up key sectors to foreign companies in the hopes of raising the possibility of further foreign investment.
A proposed change to China’s foreign investment law could have big implications for foreign investors
This week, trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange exceeded RMB 1 trillion causing a major software glitch; China’s factory activity slowed (again); and Visa and MasterCard finally got a level playing field.
Is the Shanghai Stock Exchange finally becoming a hub for global finance?
China is revising the laws that govern the variable interest entity, a complicated structure used by many companies to bypass foreign investment restrictions. What are the implications?
Will India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi change India-China business relations?
The upcoming Alibaba IPO has brought to the fore the contentious issue of how Chinese companies bypass foreign investment restrictions using a legal structure called the Variable Interest Entity (VIEs). A company in China is 100% owned by domestic parties, allowing it to obtain all necessary licenses to operate in a particular sector. It signs […]
Agriculture in China is still primitive and needs to be modernized quickly. But whose responsibility is that? Wang Liang is a farmer in the northeast province of Heilongjiang, China’s top corn producer. Despite fertile soil, Wang says the small size of his plot limits his crop yield and income. Both took a hit last year […]
The week that was: Government eases regulation on foreign investment in China’s healthcare sector; Alibaba picks up a 10.35% stake in Singapore Post; and the government’s pricing and corruption crackdown squeezes profits of pharmaceutical companies in China. Mending China’s Healthcare System China’s healthcare system is in urgent need of an overhaul (for a detailed […]
Foreign private equity in China is down, but far from out. For most people, having too much money in the bank is hardly a concern, particularly in the current economic climate. For those in the private equity (PE) industry, however, it’s a an unpleasant reminder of how much the world has changed since the go-go […]