Law amended to encourage investment from Taiwan
Updated 10:44, 29-Dec-2019

An amendment to the law on the protection of investments from Taiwan effective on January 1, 2020, was adopted in Beijing on Saturday to welcome more investment from Taiwan.

The amendment simplifies the procedures for investment in the mainland by Taiwan business people by removing the requirement of government examination, approval and filing.

"Taiwan compatriots may set up enterprises that are wholly or partly invested by Taiwan investors, or adopt other forms of investment stipulated by laws, administrative regulations or the State Council," read the amendment.

The amendment aims to better encourage and promote investment from Taiwan, Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan while briefing the lawmakers about the amendment Monday.

"The foreign investment law which was passed in March has simplified the management procedures for foreign investors, and we want our Taiwan compatriots to share the benefit of this great change," said Zhong.

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The amendment was approved at end of a six-day bimonthly session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee.

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(With input from Xinhua News Agency)