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China’s State Council Reveals Initiatives to Attract Foreign Investment

Foreign Investment

BNR – In a move to bolster its foreign investment, China’s State Council unveiled several progressive guidelines on Sunday. These guidelines may not only optimise the country’s foreign investment climate but also foster an increased influx of international capital.

In a document comprising 24 guidelines, State Council underscores the imperative of fortifying the rights and interests of foreign investors.

Also, there’s a particular emphasis on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, a pivotal step to instil investor confidence.

Tax Incentives and Fiscal Assistance to Attract Foreign Capital

The guidelines further accentuate the importance of fiscal assistance and tax incentives for foreign-invested enterprises.

A significant stride in this direction involves the temporary exemption of withholding income tax for certain foreign investors. This includes those who reinvest their profits into China, thereby incentivising a more robust engagement.

Navigating Data Flows: China’s Bid to Foster Foreign Investment

Addressing contemporary challenges, the State Council expressed its commitment to developing convenient and secure management for cross-border data flows.

This initiative gains prominence against the backdrop of evolving tensions between authorities and multinational corporations concerning data security issues.

China’s endeavour to court foreign capital comes as it grapples with the post-Covid economic landscape. Additionally, diminished export demand from key trade partners and turbulence in the nation’s property market has spurred a proactive approach to attract international investments.

Nevertheless, Beijing’s overtures have encountered resistance, as foreign investors navigate the terrain of political risk and evolving national security measures.

A key concern arises from the fraying relations between China and the West, casting a shadow over international business operations.


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