Institute for China Studies

Navigating China's Foreign Investment Landscape

E-Learning | Certificate Course

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In this course China’s foreign investment management system is introduced, and upon completion you will have developed a detailed understanding on how the process of investment into China is structured.

Within four weeks you will learn the steps to take as a foreign investor to determine whether the desired investments for expanding your organization into China are possible. Investment-related requirements and conditions that might apply are discussed in detail. You will further learn to make an initial assessment on whether your desired investment is possible and which requirements might apply.

The course starts placing Foreign Direct Investment into China in perspective and discuss how FDI has contributed to the economic development of China. FDI has proven to be one of the principal drivers of China’s growth is FDI into the country, and China has pursued a historically unique FDI policy that has long-term implications for both Chinese and international businesses. Next the course will review direct investment into China focusing on the key aspects Investment Management, Investment Promotion, Investment Protection, and requirements to achieve compliance towards China’s new Foreign Investment Law.

How we deliver value

Experienced Professionals

Actionable Knowledge

Official Data Sources

Tailormade Literature

Our programs and courses are designed and taught in close partnership with experienced foreign and China-based industry professionals.

New gained knowledge and insights from our programs, courses and business-oriented publications are directly applicable in business.

Data from official sources is utilized to provide a detailed and accurate view of the latest developments in China’s business environment.

To reflect the latest business developments in China, our programs and courses include tailormade literature, case studies and reading materials.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a digital certificate of completion from the Institute of China Studies.

Note: After successful completion of the online program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Institute of China Studies.

“Investment decisions are among the most critical made relative to international markets and reflect a long-term commitment from the investor. This course prepares you with the knowledge and insights for structuring investments into China”
Dr. Van Ostende
Founder, Institute for China Studies

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