New Issue of China Briefing Magazine: Opportunities in China’s Emerging Industries

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Apr. 30 – With foreign direct investment again on the rise in China – FDI increased by 7.7 percent to 23.44 billion in the first quarter of this year – and China looking to modify its catalogue for foreign investment, we use this issue of China Briefing to examine some of the markets where the opportunities for FDI are increasing. We begin by looking at the automotive industry in China, now the world’s largest market. We also look at the growing investment in clean technologies, a sector where China ranks number one in spending, having dedicated US$34.6 billion to clean energy projects in 2009. We finish our look at emerging sectors by focusing on logistics, specifically cold chain logistics. China’s cold chain market remains seriously underdeveloped and modernization of the industry could save an estimated US$160 billion in costs.

We also take a look at China’s new foreign investment outlook, examining recent policy changes that will affect foreign investors on the mainland and detailing China’s newest foreign investment vehicle, the foreign-investing partnership. Finally, we look at the recent changes to Hong Kong’s tax treaties and free trade agreements that are helping the territory shed its image as a tax haven.

Included in this issue
Emerging markets: automotive, cleantech, logistics
China’s new foreign investment outlook
Foreign-invested partnerships in China
Hong Kong’s new tax treaties and free trade agreements

The issue is available as a PDF download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore.

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