Editor's note: Over the past three decades, huge amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI) have flown into China, helping make the nation the second largest foreign direct investment destination.

Premier Wen Jiabao has confirmed many times that China always welcomes foreign enterprises, and provides them with treatment equal to that of domestic companies, and the nation is always willing to receive feedback from them.

Legally registered foreign enterprises are considered part of Chinese enterprises, and encouraged to participate in mergers and acquisitions of State-owned enterprises. In addition, the government also boosts foreign firms here by supporting companies listed in the Chinese mainland to rope in foreign strategic investors and broaden foreign companies' funding channels.

Experts and foreign firms in China said that China's investment environment is improving and the nation's business climate is more transparent and open than many westerners believe.


Government 'listening' to overseas businesses

The Chinese government has vowed to "carefully listen" to the voices of foreign businesses based here, while at the same time, experts said there have been "improvements" on relevant policies, and international firms should focus on the big picture rather than small bumps in the road.

Capital Market Reform

Foreign lenders keen on yuan bonds

Citigroup Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc, Standard Chartered Plc and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd plan to apply to invest in yuan bonds following the People's Bank of China (PBOC) decision to open up its interbank debt market.  

Foreign Companies in China

L'Oreal puts on a good face

The L'Oreal Group, the largest cosmetics corporation in the world, doesn't just bring beauty to its Chinese customers; it puts a good face on society at large.

Yuan Exchange Rate Reform

China aims to make yuan convertible

The ultimate goal of China's exchange rate reform is to make the yuan a fully convertible currency, Yi Gang, head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), said Friday.


Wen assures foreign firms

Premier Wen Jiabao assured foreign investors on Monday that China is still committed to creating an open and fair environment for them.

Supachai: China should defend its turf

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Xi Jinping opens 14th CIFIT


China's business climate more transparent than believed

Foreign firms can freely express their views on China's economic policies and investment environment, proving that the nation's business climate is more transparent and open than many westerners believe.

FDI flowing in even as labor costs rise

Australian banker optimistic about China's demand

Foreign firms should adjust to changing Chinese market


All roads lead to China

China will continue to be an attractive destination for foreign investors and gain significantly from the overall improvement in the investment climate, a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Monday.

29% FDI surge shows confidence

China's FDI up nearly 30% in July

China still a focus for foreign direct investment

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