China allows foreign equities to have 100pct stake in online data processing and transaction processing biz
BEIJING, June 19 (Greenpost) — China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a circular on Friday that foreign equities could have 100 percent stake in the country’s online data processing and transaction processing business (operating e-commerce).
The move signals that the Chinese government has gradually lifted its restrictions on foreign equities’ access to the e-commerce sector, which can help create a competitive environment for the business and promote its development.
Online data processing and transaction processing business is one of the value-added telecom businesses, which need a business license granted by the government.
In January 2015, MIIT decided to allow foreign equities to have 100 percent stake in the online data processing and transaction processing business in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). (Edited by Zhang Yuan, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Editor Xuefei Chen Axelsson