State Council Issues Amended Joint Venture Law

China's State Council, the highest governing body, issued Wednesday rules on the implementation of the newly amended Law on Sino-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures.

According to the No. 311 State Council Decree signed by Premier Zhu Rongji, the revised rules take effect as of the date of issuance.

Altogether 45 amendments were made to the rules, in line with a decision made by the top legislature on March 15 on revising the joint venture law to better serve China's reform and open-up drive and improve the investment environment for foreign investors.

The amended joint venture law was promulgated in late March.

The amendment removed provisions that require joint ventures to file their production and operation plans to relevant authorities and procure materials from within China whenever possible.

It has also added provisions concerning labor protection and insurance, and arbitration of disputes involving joint ventures.

The rules were first issued on September 20, 1983 and underwent revision in 1986 and 1987.

(People's Daily 08/02/2001)

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Amendments to Law on CFEJV: Pre- and Post-Revision

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