If you are contemplating investing in a business venture in China a good place to start researching the Chinese government’s requirements and rules for foreign investment is the website of China’s Ministry of Commerce.
The Ministry of Commerce offers helpful articles such as:
- How to set up a cooperative joint venture in China?
- Required Documents for Foreign Capital Enterprise Set-up
- What are the projects foreign investors are prohibited to invest in China?
- How to set up a resident representative office?
The articles are short, and therefore lacking in detail necessary to make decisions, but they do provide a useful starting point and overview of the process of doing business in China.
As in all matters of business – anywhere – it is wise to consult with experienced trade advisers and also with legal counsel informed in the intricacies of trade law, contract and the practices associated with doing business, successfully, in China.