The MOFCOM introduced on the regular policy briefing news conference the special operation to be implemented on improving business environment for foreign investments.

In the near future, the MOFCOM will

  • release policy document about optimizing the environment of foreign investment;
  • continue to reduce the restriction on foreign investment, and enhance the facilitation level;
  • deepen the implementation of pre-establishment national treatment and negative list management system;
  • increase the efforts on protection of legitimate rights and interests of foreign investment; and
  • advance the Free Trade Zone development.

According to the new conference, 45,922 foreign-invested enterprises were established nationwide in the first nine months of 2018, up 95.1% year on year. The actual Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) totaled 97.96 billion dollars, up 6.4% year on year. Against the background of 41% drop in the global FDI for the first half of this year, China's FDI inflow keeps a stable and improving momentum.

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