A China Briefing report of September 2017 from Dezan Shira & Associates, a China business consultancy, highlights China's official Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment and the Free Trade Zone Negative List which reduces restrictions for foreign investments in China.
According to the Catalogue, newly encouraged industries include manufacture of intelligent emergency medical rescue devices; R & D and manufacture of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices; establishment and operation of city parking facilities; development and manufacture of 3D printing devices; construction of hydrogen refueling stations; and manufacture of hydrographic monitoring sensors. Restrictions have been removed on a host of other industries and services including rail transport equipment, automotive electronics, new energy batteries, electric vehicles, bio fuels, motor cycles, satellites, edible agricultural products including oils and seeds, and marine engineering.
As for Free Trade Zones, negative list liberalization benefits such manufacturing sectors as aeronautics, shipbuilding, automotives, rail transport, communications equipment, mineral smelting, calendering, pharmaceuticals, metal ore and non-metallic minerals mining. Services liberalized include transport, banking, insurance, accounting, internet, statistical and other commercial services. education, press and publishing, radio, television, financial information, culture and entertainment.