14 April, 2011 | (01 hr)

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The business environment in China is of obvious importance to foreign investors having a strategic interest in China. Lately, they started wondering if the investment and operating environment is as welcoming as it used to be.  Should it not be the case anymore, would this be a consequence of regulatory design, or is the situation simply the natural outcome of foreign capital now being less needed given that Chinese companies become challenging competitors?

As always, in China, signals are mixed. For example, while structuring and financing options for foreign investors are becoming more flexible and attractive, tax engagement is becoming more difficult and uncertain; the same can be said about competing in sectors considered to be “core” by the State.

This webcast will explore the dynamics shaping China’s investment and operating environment to ascertain the evolving opportunities and risks for foreign investors; as well, it will examine how foreign companies can play to their strengths at this critical juncture in China’s development. Issues at stake such as worrisome internal imbalances, acute external pressures and the development policy objectives outlined in the 12th five year plan will be taken into consideration.

What you will learn

• How is China’s business environment evolving for foreign investors?
• What influences are shaping the policy environment – positively and negatively?
• How can foreign investors position themselves favorably to succeed in the current Chinese operating environment?

Mr. Hoffman will also briefly introduce our newly launched China Council Europe, a program designed for Corporate executives based in European HQ and having major China oversight responsibilities.

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David Hoffman

David Hoffman
Vice President and Managing Director
China Center for Economics and Business

David R. Hoffman is vice president and managing director of The Conference Board China Center. Based in Beijing, Hoffman is responsible for the center’s strategy, research agenda, research program delivery, partner relationships with Chinese... Full Bio

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