Unveiling China Free Trade Zone 2.0

Unveiling China Free Trade Zone 2.0

MIC Taiwan, Date of Publication: Jun 22, 2015, 17 Pages

More than one year has passed since China launched its first free trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai in September 2013. Based on the successful experience, the Chinese government expanded the geographic area of Shanghai FTZ in December 2014, together with plans to establish three new FTZs in Tianjin, Guangdong, and Fujian. This report provides an overview of China's FTZs, covering their core tasks and opening-up sectors, and examines the policy implications.

List of Topics

Overview of the 2015 version of the Negative List, including a comparison with the 2014 version in financial service and manufacturing sector 
Profiles of China's four trade zones, touching on their respective missions, opening-up sectors, and policy implications


1. Four FTZs with Respective Missions

1.1 Shorter Negative List in 2015
1.1.1 Prudence in Liberating Service Sector
1.1.2 Considerable Opening-up in Manufacturing Sector
1.2 Four FTZs Fulfill Different Roles 

2. FTZs to Pursue Reforms—Both Domestic and Foreign

2.1 Tianjin FTZ for Coordinated Regional Development & 21th Century Maritime Silk Road
2.1.1 Tianjin Port Dongjiang Area at the Core
2.1.2 Trials on Leasing Business
2.2 Guangdong FTZ Sets to Boost Investment
2.2.1 Infrastructure Construction: Early Development of Nansha Area
2.2.2 Financial Services to Hong Kong; Travel & Culture Services to Macao
2.3 Fujian FTZ Looks Beyond Cross-Strait Trade
2.3.1 Fuzhou Area Highlights Trade with Taiwan and Maritime Silk Road
2.3.2 Xiamen Area to Carry out Multiple Reforms; Pingtan Area to Focus on Taiwan Policies

3. Conclusion

Negative List is Not the Only Regulation to Comply with
Reforms in FTZs as Stress Tests
Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Figures

Figure 1: Profile of Free Trade Zones in China

List of Tables

Table 1: 2014, 2015 Negative Lists for Manufacturing & Financial Industries

Companies covered

CMA CGM, GMTech, Intel, Maersk, Ping An Bank, Rockchip


Date of Publication:
Jun 22, 2015
File Format:
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Number of Pages:
17 Pages