The Great Hall of the People where delegates to the National People’s Congress were handed the latest draft of China’s new foreign investment law. Photo: Simon Song

China promises companies ‘we will keep your secrets’ with new foreign investment law

  • Updated foreign investment law due to come into effect from January 1, 2020
  • Legislation is seen as Beijing’s answer to demand from US President Donald Trump to stop US firms being forced to transfer technologies to local partners
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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The Great Hall of the People where delegates to the National People’s Congress were handed the latest draft of China’s new foreign investment law. Photo: Simon Song
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Ning Jizhe, the head of China’s National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: EPA

China economy enjoys ‘good start’ to 2019 despite slumping car and mobile phone sales

  • Mobile phone sales plunged 19.9 per cent in February, while total vehicle sales fell for an eighth straight month in the world’s biggest car market
  • National Bureau of Statistics is expected to release industrial production, retail sales and fixed-asset investment data for January and February on Thursday
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Ning Jizhe, the head of China’s National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: EPA
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