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Foreign Investment in China


About this book


China's opening up has unleashed lucrative opportunities to foreign investors. However, doing business in China is far more difficult than many people have anticipated. Using a new theoretical framework and comprehensive evidence, this book systematically examines China's hard and soft investment environment for FDI. Main problems encountered by investors are also investigated. The book is an essential guide to investors in avoiding common and expensive pitfalls of doing business in China and an invaluable reference for consultants, researchers and students in understanding the Chinese market.


business China consumer distribution environment investment marketing research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Strathclyde UniversityGlasgowScotland

About the authors

DR FENG LI is currently Director of Postgraduate research in the Department of Management Science, Strathclyde University Business School in Glasgow (UK). He was educated in China (BSc. MA) and in the UK (PhD), and has previously works as a researcher in the Renmin University of China and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His interest in China's reform and opening went back to the mid-1980s. He participated in a number of large research programmes, and in the last few years he has worked closely with several consulting companies and their corporate clients. He is the author of The Geography of Business Information.

JING LI is a freelance consultant, providing strategic advice to consulting companies as well as their corporate clients on the foreign investment environment in China and related policy issues. She was educated in China (BSc) and the UK (MPhil), and has lived and worked in both countries for many years. She currently works for Chunghua Picture Tubes (UK) Ltd in Scotland.

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