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In a recent discussion at the China Economic Roundtable hosted by Xinhua News Agency, experts and officials shed light on China’s unwavering commitment to enhancing its business environment, thereby amplifying foreign investment confidence. The ramifications of this commitment are notably benefiting multinational corporations like Alibaba, Baidu, Tesla, Apple, Citigroup, JD.com, and others.

China’s Progressive Stance

Zhu Bing, from the Ministry of Commerce, emphasized China’s dedication to fostering an environment that offers free access, convenience, and protection for foreign investments, all enshrined in China’s Foreign Investment Law introduced on January 1, 2020. This law has set comprehensive legal standards to safeguard foreign investors’ rights and interests, streamlining provisions for entry, promotion, protection, and management of foreign investment.

Foreign Investment Surge

The sentiment around China’s opening-up policies is optimistic. Foreign companies are increasingly showing interest in China’s vast market potential. Zhu Bing highlighted a 36.2% year-on-year increase in newly-founded foreign-invested firms in the first 11 months of 2023, with significant contributions from developed countries like the UK, France, and Australia.

High-tech and Innovation

China’s allure extends to its high-tech sectors. From January to November 2023, high-tech industries in China attracted investments worth 386.65 billion yuan, constituting 37.2% of total foreign direct investment. This figure showcases the effectiveness of governmental policies aimed at bolstering foreign-funded R&D centers, manufacturing, and other sectors.

Strategic Initiatives and Support

China’s State Council introduced an 80-measure plan to elevate the institutional openness of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, emphasizing trade facilitation, digital trade promotion, and intellectual property rights protection. Furthermore, Zhao Yugang from the Shanghai Pilot FTZ management committee emphasized continued efforts to streamline foreign investment access, ensuring a competitive and fair environment.

The Road Ahead

Zhu Bing reiterated China’s unwavering commitment to its high-level opening-up policies, stressing plans to ease market access restrictions and fortify foreign trade and investment stability. The extension of preferential tax policies for foreign nationals till 2027 and intensified efforts to showcase investment opportunities indicate China’s determination to solidify its position as a global investment hub.


In essence, as discussed in the China Economic Roundtable sessions, the sentiment remains clear: investing in China equates to investing in a future-ready, innovative, and expansive market. Multinationals are not just eyeing short-term gains but are strategically positioning themselves to harness China’s continued economic growth and dynamism.

Shayne Heffernan

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