Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (centre), approving the fast-tracked Foreign Investment Law last year, possibly as an olive branch in trade talks with the US. Photo: AFP Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (centre), approving the fast-tracked Foreign Investment Law last year, possibly as an olive branch in trade talks with the US. Photo: AFP
Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (centre), approving the fast-tracked Foreign Investment Law last year, possibly as an olive branch in trade talks with the US. Photo: AFP
Austin Lowe
Opinion

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The View by Austin Lowe

China misses its chance to clear up doubts about the Foreign Investment Law

  • Foreign investor concerns remain as to how national security or international laws would apply, or what constitutes a new project. What is clear is that China will continue to ring-fence its sensitive industries through the negative list

Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (centre), approving the fast-tracked Foreign Investment Law last year, possibly as an olive branch in trade talks with the US. Photo: AFP Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (centre), approving the fast-tracked Foreign Investment Law last year, possibly as an olive branch in trade talks with the US. Photo: AFP
Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (centre), approving the fast-tracked Foreign Investment Law last year, possibly as an olive branch in trade talks with the US. Photo: AFP
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Austin Lowe

Austin Lowe

Austin Lowe is a Washington, DC based consultant and analyst specialising in US-China relations and Asia policy.