10. What impact may China's accession to the WTO have on foreign investment in China?
After joining the WTO, China will adapt its laws and regulations to conform to the WTO's fundamental rules, improve and develop China's socialist market economy, and create suitable conditions for fair competition between domestic and foreign enterprises. The Chinese government has committed itself to continuing opening its commodities market to the outside world, while simultaneously pushing forward the opening of its service industries. Technological innovation and the Western Development strategy provide a solid foundation for further improvement of foreign-invested industries and regional industrial structures. The policy series issued by the state government in 1999 to encourage foreign investment and increase export will also bring obvious results in foreign capital utilization. China's WTO access will provide more market opportunities and greater stability for foreign investment in China and a larger scope of economic and trade cooperation, as well as exerting a positive influence on future exploration and absorption of foreign capital.