Chinese Policies on Encouraging Foreign Investment

  • Xiuping Zhang
  • Bruce P. Corrie


The changes of Chinese policies on foreign capital began from the Convention of the 3rd Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in December 1978. In this session, the central government decided to shift the focus of the work from political movement to the economic development, to reform and open up, and to accelerate the pace of socialist modernization. Since 1978, the process of FDI encouragement policies of China have been consistent with the reform and opening up. It’s an important part of China’s economic system reformation. The FDI encouragement policy in China can be summarized into two aspects, namely, FDI regional policies and FDI industrial policies, which will be represented in detail in the following two sections.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Management SchoolMinzu University of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Concordia UniversitySaint PaulUSA

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