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1. Survey

(i) Geographic Location

Chongqing is located in the connecting zone between Qingzang Plateau and the Plain of middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River. The junction area of Eastern China and Western China, in the Three- Gorges Reservoir area to the upper reaches of Yangtze River and southeast area of Sichuan basin. It lies between 150��17'- 110��11'E, 28��10'-32��13'N,it tretches 470 kilometers from east to west, 450 kilometers from north to south, and covers an area of 82,403 square kilometer, the city face the Hubei province, it connects with Hunan province to the west, Guizhou province to the north, Luzhou city, Neijiang city and Suining to the east, Guang'an area, Dachuan area of Sichuan province and Shanxi province to the south.

(ii) Climate

The climate of Chongqing is Middle- Asia subtropical zone humid monsoon climate, its annual rainfall is above 1,000mm. The climate in Chongqing features hot in summer, warm in winter, long frost free season, plenty of rain fall, wet and cloudy, etc. The average annual temperature is 16-18 �� , rich mean annual rain fall, which is 1,000 - 1,350mm in most area, rainy season is mainly from May to September, shares 70% of total annual rain fall.

(iii) Population and Nationalities

By the end of 2005, the permanent population of Chongqing is 27.98 million, The population in town is 12.6595 million, The urbanization reaches to 45.2%. The main nationality of Chongqing is the Han nationality, besides, there are 49 other nationalities: Tujia nationality, Miao nationality, Hui nationality, Man nationality, Yi nationality. The population of minorities is 1.75 million, among which the population of Tujia nationality is 1.13million, the next is Miao nationality, the population is about 520 thousand. It is mainly distributed in the fi ve nationality autonomous counties of southeast of Chongqing and around the Fulin area.

(iv) Culture

1. Food culture

People in Chongqing are accustom to spicy and is willing in creating new meals and it is not stick to one pattern in the material using. Compare with Sichuan food in Chengdu city, the Sichuan food in Chongqing is not so exquisite as the former, but carries on more imagination. The most famous one is Chongqing hotpot. Chongqing is the birth place of hotpot. Chongqing hotpot is called spicy hotpot, Maodu hotpot. Now Chongqing hotpot is still innovating and improved into specialized food style.

2. Wharf culture

Chongqing has long been the waterway transportation hub to the upper reaches of Yangtze River, there are many wharfs along the bank of river. Merchant Ships shuttle frequently, passengers come and go. The city civilization of middle Sichuan, southwest of China and all the Yangtze River Valley mingles here. And the unique pop culture of the city. All that shapes the wharf culture. The wharf culture mostly include dialect art and teahouse art.

(v) Infrastructures and Transportation

Depends on the �� gold water way��, Chongqing has long been the important junction of Southwest China, and now Chongqing has formed the comprehensive transportation network which integrates the railway, expressway, aviation, navigation and pipeline Transportation. It becomes the biggest transportation hub of water-land-sky to the upper reaches of Yangtze River and in the Southwest China area.

1. Airport

There is three civilian airport in Chongqing: the Jiangbei International Airport, Chongqing Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport, Chongqing Qianjiang Zhoubai Airport (under construction).

The largest airport in southwest- Chongqing Jiangbei Airport is extension and perfect according to the standard of international airport. 14 flight routes which include international and regional has been opened.

In 2005, the population of the pass out and in the airport is reached to 6.63 million. The visitor of international (local) fl ight is 0.2 million, the cargo reached to 101 thousand ton.

2. Ports There is 25 navigation rivers, Yangtze River, jianglin river etc, and the total length is more than 1.6 thousand kilometers, which connects with cities along the river and with the ocean transport line. Right now the total mileage of water transport inside this area is more than 4 thousand kilometers. The throughput capacity of Chongqing port is 10 million ton, and can be connected to main ports of the world through river-ocean joint transportation. The water carriage Relay on the �� gold water way', more than 10 ports and passenger/cargo wharfs have been built up, the hovercraft fast channel has been opened, the river-ocean joint transportation operation from shanghai to overseas has been developed so that the kiloton class vessels reach to shanghai straightly all the year. When the Sanxia program is finalized, and after the upgrading of the main ports of Chongqing, 10,000 tons grade vessels may arrive Chongqing along river.

3. Expressway

In the year of 2005 the mileage of roads in Chongqing is accumulate to 36,535 kilometers, in which the expressway 748 kilometers, arterial and secondary highway 4,852 kilometers.

In the latest national expressway planning 7918 road network, there are 5 expressways passing across Chongqing, they are from Shanghai to Chongqing, Shanghai to Chengdu, Baotou to Maoming, Chongqing to Kunming, Lanzhou to Haikou. Together with expressway construction, the bridge construction grows fast. So Chongqing is called�� bridge city'. Now 14 bridges have been built up across the Yangtze River, and many other bridges are under construction.

4. Rail way

There are 3 electrified railways: Chengdu-Chongqing, Chongqing-Guizhou, Xiangfan-Chongqing and Wanzhou-Daxian railway. And there are other regional railways: Sanjiang-Wansheng railway and Wansheng-Nanchuan railway. Yuhuai railway and Yusui railway (the fi rst express railway in west China area), Wanzhou-Yibin railway and Xiangfan-Chongqing railway double line are under construction. Lanzhou-Chongqing railway is about to start.

The newly-built railway station is the greatest and most advanced in the southwest. Monorail #3 line under construction, will pass through the station, and northward to the Jiangbei international airport, southward to the Yuzhong District peninsula and Nan'an district��

5. Finance

In 2005, the financial institution achieved profi t 2.9 billion, foreign exchange balance reaches to USD 6.18 billion.

By the end of 2005, the total bank credit card consumption times is 11.43 million, the amount of credit card consumption amount was RMB 20.1 billion.

6. Insurance

In the year of 2005, there are 933 insurance companies of all levels, including 19 the branches of big insurance company, 32 professional insurance brokers, insurance employees are 8,571.

7. Telecommunication

Chongqing is a telecommunications c o m m a n d a n d c o n t r o l c e n t e r o f southwest contact and national important communications hub. In the build up open wire carrier wave level 1 trunk line telecommunication network from Chongqing to Wuhan, Xi'an, Guiyang, Kunming, Chengdu. And 3 high throughput carrier wave co-axial cable from Chongqing to Wuhan, Xi'an, Chengdu. Through the satellite Communication Earth Station, more than 180 countries and regions IDD telephone has been open, all the counties have entered national telephone programmed switching network. The mail can arrives in more than one hundred countries, and develop the operation with domestic large and mediumsized cities, the commercial package door-door delivery, press mail and express mail etc. and international mail exchange.

8. Internet

By the end of 2005, users of Internet arrive to 1.2866 million.

(vi) Foreign Exchanges

1. sister cities

2. International Convention and Exhibition

China Chongqing Investment & Global Sourcing Fair(CCIGSF) The CCIGSF is an investment and trade fair with the theme of "Promoting Investment and Global Trade", which is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs under the State Council, People's Governments of 12 western provinces and several eastern provinces, and undertaken by People's Government of Chongqing Municipality.

The CCIGSF is held every 2 years and has enjoyed 10 times complete successes up to the present.

China Chongqing Hight-Hech Fair & China International Exhibition Military Civil Technologies China Chong qing Three - gorges International Tourism Festival

China Chongqing International Auto Industry Fair China International Motorcycle Exhibition

(vii) Senior Education and Scientific Research

1. Senior education

At present there are 57 institutions of senior education including 2 ministry level key college, 13 city level universities, 22 senior technical colleges, 7 independent colleges.

2. Science research

T h e p o p u l a t i o n t h a t participate in scientific activity is 74,542 and fund for scientific activity is RMB 7.9014 billion, the amount of patent application is 4,070.

(viii) Tourism

Chongqing has rich traveling resources, namely concentrate with the mountain, river, spring, waterfall, gorge, hollow, and the dense culture sight together with Bayu culture, nation culture, migration culture, Sanxia culture, capital culture, city culture. Chongqing has one World heritage, six national famous scenic site, six national forest, 1 national nature reserve, cultural relic preserves section, two bases of Patriotic education, 1 national earthquake site, twenty seven national A class land scopes, besides, there are more than two hundred city level famous scenic site, nature reserve, important cultural relic preserves section.

1. Famous scenic site

peerless Yangtze River, World heritage Dazu stone carving, the modern city concentrate the river city, mountain city, and historical cultural city, the famous capital culture of anti- Japanese war and Hongyan Revolutionary historic scenes, etc., endue with the tourism resources of Chongqing bright character, and higher fame, after the complete of the Sanxia program, Sanxia area will appear many lakes and island which can be open up to be new tourism scope, it has irreplaceable uniqueness and tremendous exploitation potential.

2. Characteristic commodity

Civil handicraft of Chongqing is always known through out the world. The folding fan is abroad since Qing Dynasty. Besides all styles of the bamboo weaving, Tujia Brocade, the little hardware of Longshui, Sanxia inkstone, etc, all appears dense local color. Qijiang peasant print, the glass apparatus of Beibei, keramics of Yaofeng etc, which increase much more effulgence for Chongqing.

3. Food

Native products of Chongqing produce m a n y e x p e n s i v e C h i n e s e t r a d i t i o n a l medicine, such as Chinese goldthread, gastrodia tuber from Shizhu, eucommia from Nanchuan, ginseng from Wushan, etc.. Because the Geology and climate condition of Chongqing is fit for the the growth of fruit, many fruits are known well all over the country, Jiangjin citrus, Fengjie navel orange, Changshou {Shatian} shaddock�� Chengkou disc persimmon, etc.. and the mandarin orange is the tribute of court in ancient time.

Chongqing is a main producing area of tea. The planting of tea has a long history, and some of them are of the top grade. ��Chongqing block tea��, �� Cuiping needle tea��,�� Xinong palecoloured tips��, etc..

The flavor food of Chongqing is various, exquisite taste, �� Laosichuan dried beef��,�� Jinjiao spicy beef jerky��,�� Fulin Picklings��,�� Jiangjin ricer sugar��,�� Hechuan walnut slice�� are welcomed all over the world.


(i) GDP Data

1. GDP Local total output in 2005 was RMB 306.91 billion Yuan.

2. Per capita GDP The per capita G D P w a s R M B 10,978 Yuan in 2005 (equals to 1,340 USD according to the exchange rate at that time).

3. Proportion of industry, agriculture and service industry

The Growth of Added Value of Three Industries in Chongqing (Data from monthly report)

Industry Values of Chongqing from 2001 to 2005

Main Categories of Added Value on Industries above Scale of Chongqing in 2005 Unit: 100 million Yuan

(ii) Resources, Data of Industries, Social Service Industries, Agricultural, Forestry, Stock Raising and Fishery Industries, and Industries' Features and Main Products

1. Natural Resources Land Resource 10,000 hectare

Forest Resource

Water Resource

Main Mineral Resources (Basic Storage Retained)

2. Industry Output of Main Industrial Products

3. Service Industry Service industry increased 134.736 billion Yuan in 2005. Share of service industry in local GDP is 43.9%, which holds the largest share among the three industries.

4. Agriculture Unit: 10,000 Yuan

5. Features of Industries and Main Products Chognqing is one of the six traditional industrial bases in China. It is an important mechanical industry base, general chemical industry base, medical industry base and instrumentation base (output of instrument a n d meter is only next to Shanghai) in China. It is also one of the major production bases of automobiles (Chang'an Group ranks forth in automobile industry of China) and motorcycles. Industries in Chongqing are mainly the heavy ones with complete types and strong abilities to provide auxiliary items. In the city there are mechanical industries based on automobiles and motorcycles and chemical industries focused on natural gas and medical industry. A group of predominant industries like metallurgy, mechanical and electrical equipments, electronic information, instrumentation, food processing, construction and construction materials, glassware and ceramics, etc.

Output of Major Industrial Products in Chongqing in 2005

(iii) Commerce Data

1. Import and Export Total import and export volume of the year was 4.293 billion USD. The export was 2.521 billion USD, and the import was 1.772 billion USD. Export of electro-mechanical products was 1.566 billion USD, taking up 62.1% of the total export.

Import and Export in Chongqing from 2001 to 2005

2. Foreign Capital Utilization Contract amount for foreign capital was 819 million USD for the year. Actual foreign investment utilization was 516 million USD. Actual domestic capital utilization was RMB 20.59 billion Yuan.

Contract amount for foreign contracting projects, labors, and design consultations of the year were 185 million USD. Revenue from overseas labor cooperation was 121 million USD.

Situations of Actual Foreign-investment Utilization in Chongqing from 2001 to 2005

3. Foreign Contracted Project and Labor Cooperation

4. Investment to Foreign Countries

Statistics for Overseas Investment Project

5. Technology Import Unit: 10,000 USD

(Chongqing technology import statistics as per import means)

6. Commodity Circulation

Trading and distribution business developed rapidly. The market system was gradually completed. In the past years, some production materials and consumer goods markets of futures, spots, and retail products like Southwest Construction Material Market, Chaotianmen Market, etc. have been set up. All types of key material markets keep developing and consummating. A market network that serves upstream area of Yangtze River is coming into shape.

3. Investment

(i)Policy and Administrative Rules

Catalogue of Related Laws

Foreign Trade Law of the People's Republic of China Customs Law of the People's Republic of China Law of the People's Republic of China on Import and Export Commodity Inspection Law of the People's Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures Law of the People's Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures Law of the People's Republic of China on Foreign-Capital Enterprises Company Law of the People's Republic of China�� Law of the People's Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine Law of the People's Republic of China on Control of the Entry and Exit of Aliens Law of the People's Republic of China on the Control of the Exit and Entry of Citizens Securities Law of the People's Republic of China Income Tax Law of the People's Republic of China for Enterprises with Foreign Investment and Foreign Enterprises Individual Income Tax Law of the People's Republic of China Law of the People's Republic of China on the Administration of Tax Collection Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China Law of the People's Republic of China on Evaluation of Environmental Effects Law of the People's Republic of China on Promotion of Cleaner Production Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Desertification Marine Environment Protection Law of the People's Republic of China Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Environmental Noise Pollution Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Radioactive Pollution Frontier Health and Quarantine Law of the People's Republic of China Labour Law of the People's Republic of China T r a d e U n i o n L a w o f t h e P e o p l e's Republic of China

Searching Website for the Related Laws

1 . S e a r c h i n g S y s t e m o f L a w s a n d Regulations of China (website of National People's Congress of China) http://law.npc.gov.cn:87/home/begin1. cbs

2. China Legislative Information Network System http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/jsp/jalor/index.jsp

3. Ministry of Commerce http://www.mofcom.gov.cn the above-mentioned websites are for reference only.

(ii) Encouraged and Restricted Industries for Investment ��Instruction Catalogue For Foreign Investment Industries�� (encouraged, restricted, and prohibited types) and�� Advantageous Industries Catalogue For Foreign Investment In Central West Area�� are the basis for instructions and approval on foreign investment projects and the corresponding policy applicable for foreign investment companies.

(1) The encouraged foreign investment projects are listed below: A. Agricultural new technology, agricultural general development, energy, communications, and key raw material industries; B. High & new technology, advanced applicable technology, which can improve product performance, increase technological and economical benefit for enterprises, or produce new equipment and material that cannot be sufficiently produced by domestic productivity; C. Suit market demands, and can upgrade product level, exploit new market or enhance international competitiveness; D. New technology, new equipment, which can save energy and raw materials, comprehensively utilize resources and recycled resources, and prevent and cure environment pollution; E. Can exert labor and resource advantages of central west area, and complies to national industry policies; F. Other situations defi ned by laws and administrative regulations.

(2) The restricted foreign investment projects are listed below: A. Out of date technologies; B. Not good for saving resources and improving ecologic environment; C. Be engaged in special mineral prospecting and exploration that are nationally ruled for protective exploration; D. Industries that will be gradually opened by the government; E. Other situations defi ned by laws and administrative regulations.

(3) The prohibited foreign investment projects are listed below: A. Those endanger national security or damage social common interests; B. Those pollute or damage environment, destroy natural resources or damage human health; C. Those occupy great amount of arable land, and are not good for land resource protection and development; D. Those endanger military facility security and effectiveness; E. Those use products produced by special techniques or technology of our country; F. Other situations defi ned by laws and administrative regulations.

(iii) Procedures to Setup a company

1. Special instruction on application of foreign investment company

( 1 ) Examination and approval authorities for contract and bylaws: Chongqing Foreign Economy and Trade Relations Commission, Foreign Economy and Trade Relations Commission (Bureau or Office) of each district, county (city) of Chongqing Chongqing Economic and Technological Development Zone Administrative Commission Chongqing Hi-tech Industry Development Zone Administrative Commission Chongqing New North Zone Administrative Commission

(2) Project authorization authorities: I n d u s t r i a l p r o j e c t s : C h o n g qi n g Economic Commission Non-industrial projects: Chongqing Municipal Development a n d R e f o r m Commission Commercial projects: Chongqing Commerce Commission If it is invested as national assets, a project feasibility study report should b e compiled f o r approval by related departments. For encouraged or allowed project with total investment below 30 million USD, it should be examined and approved by local Foreign Economy and Trade Commission (Bureau or Office) of the district or county(city) where the project is located.

For encouraged or allowed project with total investment below 30 million USD within Chongqing Economic and T e c h n o l o g i c a l D e v e l o p m e n t Z o n e, Chongqing Hi-tech Industry Development Zone, or Chongqing New North Zone, it should be examined and approved by local development zone administrative commission.

For encouraged or allowed company with total investment below 100 million USD, and restricted company with total investment below 50 million USD, its contract and bylaws should be examined and approved by Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission as per national stipulations. For encouraged or allowed company with total investment over 100 million USD, and restricted company with total investment over 50 million USD, it shall be reported to Ministry of Commerce for examination and approval by Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission.

2. Procedures for Applying Foreign Invested Company (as its representative organization in Chongqing) (1) Sino-foreign joint venture (hereinafter referred to as�� joint venture��)

(2) Chinese and foreign cooperative joint venture (hereinafter referred to as�� cooperative

(3) Foreign-invested venture

(4) Permanent representative organization setup in Chongqing by foreign company

3. The quick way to apply for foreign invested enterprise in Chongqing

To simplify the procedures, increase efficiency, and further improve investment environment, Chongqing government adopts the ��one stop�� service to foreign investors, which is interpreted as ��one window to outside, integrated service, one spot to collect charges, and one center for complaints��.

Office of ��One-stop�� service is at 6th floor of Chongqing Foreign Trade Building. The office hour is on Tuesday, morning to evening. It is led by Chongqing Foreign Trade and economic Relations Commission under authorization of municipal government. Members from related departments of land administration, urban construction, planning, taxation, industry and commerce, customs, electric power, fire fighting, environmental protection, inspection, quarantine, insurance, labor and other departments will work here to manage and deal with issues related to investment consultation before and after establishment of foreign-invested enterprises.

During non-office hours of ��One-stop�� service, Chongqing Foreign Investment Company Administrative Service Center will provide services of consultation, reception, communication, and so on. (Refer to Section 4 �C��Related Organization�� for contact)

4. Employment stipulations

Refer to Labor Law of The People's Republic Of China, The Trade Union Law of the People's Republic of China, Stipulations to Protect Employees' Rights of Chongqing, Temporary Method for Management of Labor Contract of Chongqing, etc.

5. Others

(1) If foreign employees of foreign investment company need permanent stay in Chongqing, a procedure for permanent stay can be dealt with. (2) Foreign investors are encouraged to invest by means of sole investment, joint investment, cooperation, BOT, TOT, purchase, merge, rent, and other international investment methods. BOT and TOT projects invested by foreign investors can enjoy preferential policies for encouragement category of foreign investment. (3) Unless it is specially defined by national stipulations, investment proportion and operation duration of infrastructure facilities, supporting industries, and hi-tech projects invested by foreign investors in Chongqing will not be restricted. Operation duration for foreign invested commercial project can be extended to 40 years, and registration capital can be reduced to 30 million yuan RMB. (4) If foreign-invested company and domestic company cooperate or invest again to establish another entity company, and foreign investment proportion reaches 25%, it can enjoy the above preferential treatment of foreign-invested company. (5) If foreign investor invest by means of hi-tech, proportion of the evaluated total price can exceed 20% of registered capital of the company. Related departments and contacts: Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission: 86-23-89018011

(iv) Residence Environment

1. Stipulations for Entry-Exit Refer to Administrative Law for Foreigner Entering and Leaving China, Detailed Stipulations for Implementation of Administrative Law for Foreigner Entry exit of China, Punishment for Violation of Administrative Laws and Regulations of Entry-exit Administration.

2. Work and residence permission

(1) Procedures for foreigner to apply permanent residence in Chongqing

(2) Conditions for foreigner to apply for permanent residence in the city As per administrative method for approval of permanent residence of foreigner in China, every healthy foreigner without criminal record that obeys laws of China, he can apply for permanent residence qualification at department of entry-exit administration of municipal public security bureau (NO.48-1, Wusi Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing) as long as he accords with one of the following conditions: (a)Foreigners who has direct invested in the city with stable investment situation in three consecutive years, and good taxation record; (b) Foreigners who take the office of deputy general manager, deputy factory director or above, or has a deputy senior title of deputy professor, deputy researcher, and others or above, has hold the office for four year, and accumulated residence years with good taxation records are no less than three within the four years ; (c) Foreigners who has made great or outstanding contribution to China and who is especially needed by the country; (d) The spouse and unmarried children under 18 of the above persons; (e) Chinese citizen or spouse of a foreigner with permanent residence qualification in China, whose marriage has been for 5 years, who has resided in China for over 5 consecutive years, stayed in China for no less than nine months in China each year, and is with stable living provisions and residence; (f) Unmarried children under 18 years who go to their parents (including unmarried children under 18 years as biological children, step children, and adopted children whose parent-childhood is admitted by China laws, and who are under curatorship of the parents); (g) Foreigners who has no lineal relatives abroad, goes to the lineal relative in the country, is over 60 years old, has resided in China for 5 consecutive years, stayed in China for no less than nine months in China each year, and is with stable living provisions and residence.

3. Living environment (1)International School Chongiqng Yaozhong International School is a standardized international school adopting normal teaching materials of North America,with its teaching mode and teaching system being identical with that of North America. Other international school available for foreign children include the Foreign Language School affiliated to Sichuan International Study University,the international divisions of Chongqing No.1 Middle School, Renmin Primary School, Bashu Primary School and Longhu Kindergarten. (2)International Hosptial There are 10 hospitals in Chongqing which serve for foreign residents, including the Southwest Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing University of Medical Science, Chongqing First-Aid Center,where the full-course accompanying service for foreign residents is available. The 120-hotline service in English is served for foreign residents on medical service.The International Hospital within the New North Zone is under construction, phase 1 of which is expected to be completed and brought to operation in September 2007. (3)Golf Court Chongqing has 5 golf courses in total,including Baifu Riverview,Poly,Hong ding,Shangbang and the International Golf Course.

4. Education and Medical Service (1) Education There are 358,000 students in all in the Universities of Chongqing, 1,735,200 students in the middle schools of Chongqing, and 2,609,800 pupils in primary Schools. (2) Situations of medical service

5. Driver's License

As international and foreign driver's license cannot be directly used in the country, holder of the two licenses who want them changed into a domestic license must complete the formalities at vehicle administrative department to change the license. Detailed procedure is as follows:

(v) Reference Prices of Basic Elements

Reference table for price of essential elements

Price of Land Use

Flexible policy for foreign investment enterprise of production nature is undertaken in Chongqing. Land use for industrial projects of foreign investment in Chongqing is available on a negotiable basis instead of bidding publicly.

Land use for commercial projects may be obtained in manners of bidding, auction and open sale.

For foreign investment in infrastructure construction such as agricultural development, power station, airport, highway, bridge, harbor, wharf, and waterworks (not including the pipe network) water conservancy and environmental protection etc., the land use fee can be paid at the lowest of the same level. With the permission of the municipality, 50% of payment for land use can be left open, and be paid off within 6 years from the date of approval of land use.

When the land use right is acquired by foreign investment enterprise through the grant of allotment, its land use fee will be levied at half reduced rate. Among them for those who undertake agricultural production, scientific & technological, educational, public health business and infrastructure construction, will be exempted from the land-use-fee.

Export oriented foreign investment enterprise or enterprise advanced technology, can be exempted from the land use fee for 3 years from the date of approval of land use.

Any foreign investment enterprise established in the regions inhabited by the minority nationalities or in remote underdeveloped areas defi ned by State or the provincial level will be exempted from land-use-fee.

Foreign investment enterprise who take over enterprise in difficulty and settle the original staffs, will be exempted from the land-use-fee, subject to the approval of the municipality.

Foreign investment enterprise who undertakes construction of economical and affordable housing will be exempted from the land-use-fee.

Land use right for foreign invested project can be obtained in the form of contribution of the sate owned land-use-right as shares or as capital, subject to the approval of government at above county level.

4.Development Zones

(i) State Level Development Zone

Chongqing Economic and Technological Development Zone��86-23-67463521

(1) South park: Nanping, Nan'an District, Chongqing (2) Chongqing Export Process Zone: Yuanyang Town, Economic Development Park , Chongqing New North Zone, Chongqing Chongqing Hi-tech Industry Development Zone: No.166 Keyuan Yilu, Shiqiaopu, Chongqing��86-23-68601972 Chongqing Xiyong Micro Electric Industrial Park: Shapingba District ,Chongqing��86-23-65632059 Chongqing (Changshou) Chemical I n d u s t r y P a r k : C h a n g s h o u D i s t r i c t Chemical Industry Park, Chongqing,��86-23-68980011

(ii) Provincial Development Zone

(iii) Related Organizations

Other Service organizations

(iv) Related Website

Government Website

Ministry of Commerce Website: http://www.mofcom.gov.cn Chongqing Government Public Information Website: http://www.cq.gov.cn Business Invitation and Investment Introducing Website: http://www.cqzsw.com

Websites of Service organizations

Chongqing Service Organizations Today: http://www.cqcslm.com/Html/ zxzs7/153931326.html Chongqing Education and Training: http://www.cqtrain.com/info Chongqing Sanitary Service Center: http://www.cqwsrc.com/xjx/xuexi7.htm Chongqing Medical Insurance Administrative Center: http://www.cqldbz.gov.cn Chongqing Human Resource Exchange Service Center: http://hrm.cnbe.cn Chongqing Foreign Investment Company Administrative Service Center: http://www.iibz.com/zhongqing/1121/3652131.htm Chongqing WTO Affairs Consultation Center: http://www.cqwto.com


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Editor's Notes

During the edition process of this series of books, the ministerial directors of Ministry of Commerce attached great importance to it by setting up a leading group to organize and guide the edition work.

The preparation work started in April 2006. After the editing staff took counsel with related departments and consulted abundant materials and through repeated discussion and adaptation on the structure, catalogue, content and style arrangement, the first manuscript was published in September 2006.

The books witnessed full support f r o m t h e p r o v i n c i a l a n d m u n i c i p a l governments and tremendous specific tasks done by staff of related departments o f M i n i s t r y o f C o m m e r c e , o f t h e Economic and Commercial Counsellor's Offi ces, of the departments of commercial administration in the provinces and cities, as well as groups of experts and translators.

Special thanks to the leaders and companions for their design, edition, typography and publicity of these books.

Sept. 2006

(Ministry of Commerce)

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