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Guiding Opinion of the State Council on Encouraging and Standardizing Enterprises' Cooperation in Outbound Investment

Scope of Application

Recommendations, objectives, and principles for developers and contractors operating overseas.


Offers basic guidance to expand overseas investment and cooperation, including measures to guide the management of social and environmental impacts.

General Key Points

Developers and Contractors should:

  • Abide by local laws and regulations.
  • Balance their own leading role with the coordinative and directive functions of the Chinese Government
  • Balance the active promotion of outbound investment with risk prevention.
Key Points on Stakeholder Engagement

Developers and Contractors should:

  • Fulfill necessary social responsibilities. 
  • Safeguard the rights and interests of local workers.
Key Points on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Developers and Contractors should:

  • Pay attention to the protection of environmental resources.
Applies to
April 2007
State Council
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