The China International Fair for Investment and Trade is China’s biggest investment fair. Photo: Alamy Live News

China still not doing enough to woo foreign investment, with local governments accused of harming progress

  • Executives at the China International Fair for Investment and Trade raise concerns over capital controls and lack of transparency
  • Beijing has offered VIP treatment to the likes of Telsa CEO Elon Musk as it aims to increase market access and level the playing field with domestic companies
Topic |   China economy

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The China International Fair for Investment and Trade is China’s biggest investment fair. Photo: Alamy Live News
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In July, China’s pig population had fallen by 32.2 per cent from a year earlier, and was down 9.4 per cent compared with the previous month, according to latest government figures. Photo: AP

China aims to become self-sufficient in pork production despite African swine fever

  • Agriculture ministry says long-term goal is achievable despite the loss of a third of domestic livestock owing to impact of disease
  • Observers believe foreign producers will never be able to produce enough to satisfy the world’s largest market for the meat
Topic |   African swine fever

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In July, China’s pig population had fallen by 32.2 per cent from a year earlier, and was down 9.4 per cent compared with the previous month, according to latest government figures. Photo: AP
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