Sep 21 , 2017
China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jul 26 , 2017
At a time when Beijing seems inclined to turn inward economically, emphasizing state control and punishing foreign investors, American firms should point out the obvious economic benefits of attracting outside capital. American and other foreign firms could create some of the jobs necessary to employ Chinese workers who have come to expect a better life—and are likely to protest if that future does not materialize.
Sampson Oppedisano Executive Assistant to the Dean, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
May 31 , 2017
One of Jared Kushner’s business, Kushner Companies, has been urging Chinese investors to invest in several of his high-end luxury projects. In exchange for this investment, investors would be eligible for the EB-5 Visa Program and could immigrate to the United States. This visa is part of federal program that does grant visas to investors but use of the program is troublesome if promoted by someone as close to the President as Jared, especially if used for personal gain.
Oct 15 , 2015
Google Inc is quietly putting back its services in China, amid speculation that the United States online search provider is preparing a return to the world's biggest Internet market.
Hugh Stephens Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Oct 08 , 2015
Despite President Xi Jinping’s efforts to assuage the concerns of U.S. business executives while in Seattle, Hugh Stephens argues that these statements don’t reflect reality—that China imposes a much wider range of restrictions on U.S. investors than is the case for Chinese investment in the US.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Sep 11 , 2015
National security concerns in the U.S. and China have been used to bar certain types of foreign investments. Subjecting a legitimate commercial deal to arbitrary and protectionist exercises may only invite a similar action by the affected state, thus creating a potential spiral adverse to foreign investments.
Ding Yifan Deputy Director, China Development Research Center
Apr 08 , 2015
The withdrawal of a few enterprises from China does not necessarily mean that China’s ability to attract foreign investment is declining. Rising labor costs, land costs, and a shrinking manufacturing sector are several structural indications of a changing economy. China will investigate and respond to foreign business concerns regarding the investment climate and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of investors and enterprises.
Pan Xiaoming Research Fellow, Institute for World Economy Studies, SIIS
Mar 17 , 2015
China’s “Foreign Investment Law” was solicited for public comment from foreign companies, lawyers, and policy makers, and though not finalized, represents a move to improve openness, promote foreign investment, and regulate investment behavior. Pan Xiaoming explains the new features that fundamentally change the structure of Chinese foreign investment.