Focus Group News

FTZ Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q3 2016

Posted on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Topics include: Seven new FTZs; “in- and after-process” supervision; financial leasing; and bond business guide.


Posted on Monday, 24 October 2016

How do I register my company in the FTZ? What advantages are there for registering in the FTZ? How does the FTZ impact the services sector? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions on the FTZ here.

Incremental Reform under China’s Latest Foreign Investment Rule Changes

Posted on Friday, 14 October 2016

Linklaters, the global law firm which is a member of the FTZ Focus Group, has published a newsletter on the Mainland China foreign investment law reforms enacted in October 2016.

FTZ Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q2 2016

Posted on Monday, 01 August 2016

Topics include: Cross-border e-commerce pilot zones; Development of an international shipping centre in Shanghai; Cross-border bonds in Shanghai; Shanghai Insurance Exchange; and reforms in the Fujian FTZ.

GBCC Conducts Research Reports on Shanghai Free Trade Zone Reforms

Posted on Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Great Britain China Centre partnered with the Renmin University of China Free Trade Zone Research Centre to conduct a research project into three specific issues concerning the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

China's FTZs in Tianjin, Fujian, Guangdong, Shanghai Pilot Reforms

Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2016

China's 4 pilot free trade zones located in Tianjin, Fujian and Guangdong province on the east coast, as well as Shanghai, are spearheading structural reforms to make it easier to start businesses and grant foreign firms more access to the service sector.

FTZ Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q4 2015

Posted on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

This Update releases some key findings of a survey carried out in last November, which is designed to collect and understand the impression, overall satisfaction, feedback and further developments of the FTZ.

British Chamber Shanghai Free Trade Zone Survey Report

Posted on Tuesday, 01 December 2015

The survey is designed to collect and understand the impression, overall satisfaction, feedback and further developments of the FTZ. The survey is led by the British Chamber Shanghai's Free Trade Zone Focus Group and supported by YouGov.

Li Urges Firmer FTZ Financial Reforms

Posted on Friday, 27 November 2015

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang has urged financial service institutions in the Shanghai free trade zone to carry out stronger financial reforms and opening-up.

FTZ Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q3 2015

Posted on Monday, 26 October 2015

Topics include: Shanghai FTZ to simplify customs procedures; Apple Pay registered in Shanghai FTZ; FTZ simplifies paperwork for foreign workers; New initiatives on financial and services sector reform on the way