Economy & Trade

2023 Chinese Visa Application Guidelines


From January 8, 2023, China resumed the issuance of passports for Chinese citizens, ordinary visas and residence permits for foreigners, as well as tourist visa exemption for short-term travelers.

UK 2023 Investments into China – Data Analysis on Deals, Values, M&A and Investments


2023’s UK-China investments can be indicative of 2024’s UK investment trends  By Chris Devonshire-Ellis & Henry Tillman    With a reshuffle in the British Government and ex-Prime Minister – and generally pro-China politician David Cameron now as the UK’s Foreign Minister, there have been early signs of a potential mild rapprochement in the British governments […]

US 2023 Foreign Investment into China – Data Analysis on Deals, Values, M&A and Investments


Despite Washington’s negative focus towards Beijing, numerous Chinese industrial sectors are attracting significant US investments. We analyze what’s going on, and where.

Beijing’s New Plan to Boost the Service Industry and Attract Foreign Investment


A new plan to boost the Beijing service sector seeks to expand market access for foreign companies and enhance the city’s business environment.

China, Japan, South Korea Hope to Restart Trilateral Summit, Possibly Next Year


The foreign ministers of China, Japan, and South Korea recently met in Busan to discuss common regional concerns, in particular security issues linked with Washington DC and Pyongyang & made a case for restarting their annual trilateral summit.

China 2024 FDI Trends – New Report from Dezan Shira & Associates


Analyzing data from 2022 and 2023, we explore the evolving trends in China’s FDI inflows. In the coming years, this shift is expected to see potentially hundreds of billions of dollars in investments flowing into China from the Middle East, more specifically, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets.

Moving Production to Inland China – An Alternative to Reshoring


China’s vast inland region offers a compelling alternative to third country reshoring for companies seeking lower production costs.

Xi-Biden Meeting: “Productive” Talks Lead to Increased Cooperation in Key Areas


The first in-person meeting between the two heads of state in a year led to commitments to increase cooperation on climate, AI, counternarcotics, and military affairs.

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