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Facts and Figures: * During the 30 years of communist rule (1949 – 1979), China had an autakrick economy i.e. it prohibited foreign investment & restricted foreign trade. * China’s policy also reflected its historical belief that contact with foreigners tended to corrupt its politics and harm its culture. Still, in order to ahead of the other countries economically, China enacted the Law on Joint Ventures using Chinese and Foreign Investment in 1979. * Since then, China has experienced a dramatic rise in FDI. The largest recipient of FDI among all developing countries, and it ranked second to the United States for FDI inflows since 1993. * By mid – 2002, total FDI in China had exceeded $700 billion and was invested in nearly 4, 00,000 ventures. * Japan, Taiwan, US are China’s most important sources of FDI. * China is world’s third largest country in area and largest in population, which makes it attractive to market-seeing FDIs. * It modified their practical aspects on trade by steadily adopting the principles of free trade. * China restricted imports & let foreign investors propose their preferred mode of entry by giving stringent criteria i.e. each foreign investment application should determine whether the investment was in the best interests of China – whether it helped in capital formation, promoted exports, created jobs, or transferred technology. * All FDIs had to go through an extensive process of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) or provincial – level authorities with jurisdiction. * MNEs coveted China’s market for several reasons including its potential, performance, infrastructure, resources and strategic positioning. * China has about 1.3 billion inhabitants & its purchasing power has been increasing because of its strong economic growth. * China is in the…...

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