Early this month, Circular of the General Office of the State Council on the Establishment of Security Review System Regarding Merger and Acquisition of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors has been announced, and caused a hot discussion among media. Recently, senior lawyer Mr. Chambers Yang had an interview with the journalist of Press TV regarding this issue. Mr. Yang made an introduction on the background for the security review system and the practical operation before the system was introduced, and analyzed the major fields of the security review. Mr. Yang emphasized that Chinese government were only trying to protect the military security and political security without enough concern on economy in the past. As a result, some fields of economy have been controlled by foreign investors and some popular national brands were hidden from the market after being acquired which seriously reduced China’s international competitiveness. Mr. Yang also answered some questions raised by the journalist concerning the effect of the system on foreign investment in China, the difficulties and challenges that the system will be confronted with.
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