China News Service, June 17th. The National Development and Reform Commission held a June press conference today.
Meng Wei, spokesperson of the National Development and Reform Commission, said at the press conference that since the beginning of this year, my country has maintained a steady and positive trend in attracting foreign investment, and foreign investment confidence has been further strengthened.
At the press conference, the reporter asked: As the overseas epidemic has not been controlled, many orders have been transferred to China. In addition to orders, are there any major foreign-funded projects that are currently or intend to settle in China?
What is the overall situation of attracting foreign investment in the near future?
Meng Wei stated that in accordance with the deployment of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, the National Development and Reform Commission will coordinate epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development with relevant parties, do a solid job in stabilizing foreign investment, and actively leverage the demonstration effects of major foreign investment projects. Policy support was provided in terms of energy use, and major foreign investment projects such as Huizhou ExxonMobil, Zhanjiang BASF, and Wuxi SK Hynix were proceeding in an orderly manner.
Since the beginning of this year, my country has maintained a steady and positive trend in attracting foreign investment, and foreign investment confidence has been further strengthened.
From January to May, my country attracted 481 billion yuan of foreign investment, a year-on-year increase of 35.4% and a year-on-year increase of 30.3%.
It is understood that some new major projects in the fields of electronic information, petrochemical, new energy, automobile manufacturing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing are being negotiated and signed.
A survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China shows that nearly two-thirds of companies plan to increase investment in China in 2021; a survey by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China shows that 60% of companies said they will expand their business in China, an increase of 8 percentage points from the previous year .
In the next step, in accordance with the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, we will promote the implementation of wider, broader, and deeper opening up to the outside world, and accelerate the construction of a new higher-level open economic system.
Focus on promoting the following three aspects:
The first is to speed up the revision of the negative list of foreign investment access.
Currently, the National Development and Reform Commission is working with relevant departments to formulate the 2021 version of the negative list for foreign investment access, which will further reduce the negative list, promote the expansion of the service industry and other fields, and promote high-quality economic development with high-level opening.
The second is to continue to promote the implementation of major foreign-funded projects.
Regard advanced manufacturing, high-tech and other fields as the main direction of major foreign investment projects, encourage foreign investment to participate in the high-quality development of China's manufacturing industry, new infrastructure construction, and innovation-driven development.
The third is to promote the implementation of post-access national treatment.
In terms of government procurement, qualification licensing, standard setting, etc., domestic and foreign companies are treated equally in accordance with the law, and a more fair, transparent and predictable market environment is provided for foreign companies.