Foreign Companies in China Feel Harassed by Investigations


Roberts, Dexter [2014], “Foreign Companies in China Feel Harassed by Investigations”, Business Week, New York, 18 de septiembre,

Business Week
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Jueves, Septiembre 18, 2014
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China continues to welcome foreign investment, and the door will open even further, Premier Li Keqiang told foreign company executives on Sep 10 at a World Economic Forum in Tianjin. Why the reassuring words? A recent flood of regulatory actions and bad press about foreign businesses has those companies feeling unwelcome. In a survey released on Sep 2 by the American Chamber of Commerce in China, 60% of companies said the country has become a less welcoming place to do business, up from 41% at the end of 2013. Market access, licensing requirements, and intellectual-property rights were already concerns. Foreign investment in China in August was $7.2 billion, down 14% from the year before, according to the commerce ministry -- the biggest decline in four years.