China’s National Audit Office has singled out 45 local authorities for violations against foreign business interests, such as levying unauthorised fees and inducing delays in granting trade licences. Photo: AFP
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Onus is on Beijing to create a level playing field for foreign firms

  • The naming and shaming of local governments that ignore the laws is a start, but more needs to be done to satisfy critics in the West

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China’s National Audit Office has singled out 45 local authorities for violations against foreign business interests, such as levying unauthorised fees and inducing delays in granting trade licences. Photo: AFP
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