A negative list refers to special administrative measures for the access of foreign investment in certain industries or areas.
China's actual use of foreign capital soared 35.4 percent on a yearly basis to 481 billion yuan in the first five months of this year. The volume surged 30.3 percent from the same period in 2019.
The country's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has made public its plan for formulating regulations and laws in 2021, putting on agenda the revision of the guideline on foreign strategic investment in Chinese listed firms.
During the first two months of the year, Shanghai saw actual utilization of foreign capital jump 20.3 percent on a yearly basis to $7.78 billion. That was up 25.2 percent over the same period in 2019.
For the next stage, the commerce ministry will work with relevant departments and local authorities to enhance communication with foreign companies and chambers of commerce to deal with their problems in a timely manner and provide better service for foreign enterprises.