Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks to media at a press conference after the 2nd Session of the 13th National People's Congress closed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo: Simon Song

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says foreign investment law shows Beijing is serious about opening economy further

  • New foreign investment law will improve market access, protect intellectual property rights and end forced technology transfer, Li says
  • Foreign observers say law is step in right direction, but concerns remain that law does not go far enough amid doubts that it will be effectively implemented
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks to media at a press conference after the 2nd Session of the 13th National People's Congress closed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo: Simon Song
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Li Keqiang spoke on Friday afternoon, shortly after the new law’s passage. Photo: EPA

Premier Li Keqiang reassures Hong Kong over mainland China’s foreign investment law

  • Some in the city worried it would miss out on benefits of tweaks to how overseas companies are treated
  • But premier offers highest-level affirmation yet that it will not
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Li Keqiang spoke on Friday afternoon, shortly after the new law’s passage. Photo: EPA
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