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Studio discussion: How does new rule change China's policy towards overseas investment?

12-02-2010 09:44 BJT

Background: China's government says foreign-funded companies will no longer be exempt from city maintenance, construction and education taxes, as of Wednesday December 1st. Full story >>

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For more analysis on that shift in foreign investment in China, we're joined in the studio by our current affairs commentator, Dr. Gao Zhikai.

Q1: How does this new regulation change China's policy towards foreign funded firms and overseas investment?

Q2: So no more preferential treatment for foreign companies... will they adjust? Will they adapt to the situation?

China to treat foreign and domestic firms equally

The latest taxation is a somewhat controversial move and China's investment environment is now being scrutinized. But the government here maintains that foreign and domestic companies will be treated equally. Full story >>

Expert call for level play field in all parts

"I think it's important to realize that tax is only a small part of a level playing field. By all means, treat foreign enterprises the same with local enterprises when it comes to taxes, but also treat them the same when it comes to intellectual property rights protection, market access, other things like that. So have a level playing field overall." Full story >> 

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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