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Circular of the Ministry of Commerce on Further Improving Examination and Approval of Foreign Investment
These Regulations are applicable to the establishment of representative offices in China (hereinafter referred to as "representative offices") by foreign law firms and the legal service activities they conduct.
Foreign-invested telecommunications enterprises mean the enterprises providing telecommunications services which are established according to law with joint investment and in the form of Chinese-foreign joint ventures by foreign and Chinese investors within the territory of the People's Republic of China.
These Regulations are formulated to meet the need of opening up to the outside world and developing economy, to strengthen and improve the supervision and administration of foreign-funded insurance companies.
The Chinese Government protects, according to law, the investment of foreign joint ventures, the profits due them and their other lawful rights and interests in an equity joint venture, pursuant to the agreement, contract and articles of association approved by the Chinese Government.
The foreign capital enterprises mentioned in this Law refers to enterprises established in the territory of China with all their capital exclusively invested by foreign investors.
In order to create a favorable investment environment and to encourage overseas firms to invest in China, since the year of 1979 the Chinese government has gradually set up a relatively complete legal system.
This Law is formulated to expand economic cooperation and technological exchange with foreign countries and to promote the joint establishment, on the principles of equality and mutual benefit, by foreign enterprises and other economic organizations or individuals and Chinese enterprises or other economic organizations.