Investing in China through Free Trade Zones by Lorenzo Riccardi

By Lorenzo Riccardi

This booklet introduces the hot China (Shanghai) Free-Trade region twelve months after its release. It examines extensive the commercial, strategic and political results of chinese language monetary and monetary reform. the result of the research are extra clarified via evaluating Shanghai with analogous opposite numbers in Singapore and Hong Kong. China has built a couple of particular and free-trade zones however the new Pilot Shanghai FTZ comprises all prior privileges selling the realm as excellent hub for the Asia-Pacific zone. This paintings represents a invaluable company consultant for appraising new possibilities within the such a lot promising sectors for enterprise organisations in China.

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In the past, even the restrictive monetary policies imposed by the central Government can negatively affect Shanghai. In fact, the limitations posed to the operations of foreign financial institutions, controls over RMB convertibility and the constrains imposed over capital transfers toward other countries lead to the ultimate decision of establishing in Shanghai manufacturing centers, R&D, marketing, and sales functions, while maintaining finance function outside the mainland China. However, what sets the Shanghai FTZ apart is its full convertibility of the Chinese Yuan.

With some many changes, a firm has to provide incentive for them to stay. Relocating may also raise the fear of layoffs, so the remaining employees need to know that their job is secured or they might end up leaving for another firm or competitor. • Employee severance—significant numbers of people may be laid off. Depending on the location of the current operations, a company may be legally bound to providing assistance packages to those who have lost their jobs as a result of the relocation. • Employee hiring—recruit, screen, and train a significant number of new employees in a new location.

The rapid economic development that has been contributed by the WTO accession gives central government the confidence to go one step further, Shanghai pilot FTZ program has been designed using the GATS as an reference to guide a step further in opening Chinese market, especially services sector, to settle the same problems that China faced before her WTO accession. The future spread (Ր᫝) of Chinese FTZs would be based on the success of Shanghai pilot program. For the early stage, the FTZ would conceive in cities associated with sea ports to further assess the administrative measures adopted in Shanghai pilot FTZ and therefore enhance the feasibility for operating cross the country, which followed by FTZ operating in a mode of combination of several inland regions to maximize the utility of inland market as well as to achieve a synergy effect.

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