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OECD-China Symposium on China’s Policies Towards Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions


 8-9 December 2005, Beijing, China

The China-OECD North-East China Pilot Project on Policy Towards Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions was launched at a conference in Changchun, Jilin Province, on 21 February 2005 and continued at the MOFCOM-OECD Seminar on the Revitalisation of Old Industrial Base Areas in North-East China at the 9th China International Fair for Investment and Trade on 8 September 2005 in Xiamen, Fujian Province.  This Symposium wasthe culmination of this project.

Participants in the Symposium discussed the Draft Background Report prepared by the OECD and formulated follow-up action plans based on it. The Report will be revised after the Symposium in the light of this discussion.

The meeting took the form of active discussion by all participants in break-out groups focusing on specific aspects of policies towards cross-border mergers and acquisitions as follows:

  • Ownership Restrictions and Strategic Sectors
  • Streamlining the Approval Process for Cross-Border M&As
  • Strengthening Corporate Transparency and Disclosure for More Effective Due Diligence

For further information, download the Draft agenda.

See also:

  • OECD Investment Policy Review of China: Progress and Reform Challenges , OECD, 2003


Mr. Kenneth Davies
Senior Economist
OECD Investment Division


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