The New Foreign Investment Law in China

China has faced a deluge of international criticism over its treatment of foreign businesses and the perceived slow pace of market opening over the past year. Looking to restore the confidence of foreign investors, China passed a new Foreign Investment Law in March this year. The law establishes a new framework to govern foreign investment in China and addresses a number of common concerns among overseas businesses. Critics, however, have questioned the extent to which the law addresses these issues in practice, pointing to the law’s at times broad and vague language. To make sense of the changes, this issue of China Briefing magazine offers a comprehensive analysis of China’s new Foreign Investment Law.