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Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries (Amended in 2011)

Catalogue of Restricted Foreign Investment Industries

I. Farming, Forestry, Animal Husbandry and Fishery Industries

1. Breeding and seeds developing production of new train crop breed (Chinese party shall hold the majority of shares)

2. Processing of the logs of precious varieties of trees (limited to equity joint ventures or contractual joint ventures)

3. Cotton (raw cotton) processing

II. Mining Industries

1. Exploring and mining of special and scarce coals exploration (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

2. Exploring and mining of barite (limited to equity joint ventures or contractual joint ventures)

3. Exploring and mining of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum families)

4. Exploring and mining of precious non-metals such as diamond

5. Exploring and cradling of phosphorite

6. Production of butadiene rubber (high cis butadiene rubber), the emulsion polymerization of styrene butadiene rubber, thermoplastic styrene-butadiene rubber.

7. Production of acetylene process PVC, and the following scale ethylene and post-processing products.

8. Production of Backward process, contain harmful substances, and pigments and paint production

9. Mining of szaibelyite and szaibelyite iron ores

10. Inorganic salts production with great resource consumption and serious environmental pollution using outdated technologies

III. Manufacturing Industries

1. Farming Subsidiary Foodstuff Industry

(1) Processing of soybean, rapeseed edible oil (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares), deep-processing of corn

(2) Manufacturing of biology liquid fuel

2. Beverage Manufacturing Industries

(1) Processing of green lea and special tea with China's traditional crafts

(2) Carbonic acid beverage manufacturing

3. Tobacco Industries

(1) Manufacturing of threshing and curl tobacco leaf

4. Printing and Copy of Recording Vehicle

(1) Print of publication (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares, except packing and presentation)

5. Petroleum Processing and Coking Industries

(1) Construction and management of refineries which annual produce less than 800 ten thousand tons

6. Chemical Raw Material Products Manufacturing Industry

(1) Sodium hydroxide and potash production

(2) Production of sensitive materials

(3) Production of benzidine

(4) Production of chemical products from which narcotics are easily made (ephedrine, 3, 4-idene dihydro phenyl-2-acctonc, phenylacetic acid, 1-phenyl-2-acetone, heliotropin, safrole, isosafrole, acetic oxide)

(5) Production of fluorine-chlorocardon, hydrogen- fluorine-chlorocardon, tetrafluoroethylene, fluorination-aluminum and hydrofluoric acid

(6) Production of butadiene rubber (except for high cis-butadiene rubber), emulsion polymerization of styrene butadiene rubber and thermoplastic styrene-butadiene rubber

(7) Production of PVC with acetylene process and small-scale production of ethylene and post-processed products

(8) Small-scale production of paint with obsolete process and hazardous substances

(9) Processing of baron, magnesium, iron ores

(10) Production of inorganic salts using outdated process with big resource consumption and serious environmental pollution.

7. Medical and Pharmaceutical Products Inidustry

(1) Production of chloramphenicol, penicillin G, lincomycin, gentamicin, dihydrostreptomycin, amikacin, tetracycline hydrochloride, oxytetracycline, medemycin, kitasamycin, ilotyin, ciprofloxacin and offoxacin

(2) Production of analgin, paracetamol, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E

(3) Production of immunity vaccines included in the state plan

(4) Production of material medicines for addiction narcotic and A class psychoactive drug (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

(5) Production of blood products

8. Chemical Fibre Production Industry

(1) Production of chemical fibre drawnwork of conventional chipper

(2) Production of rayon staple viscose fibre

9. Non-Ferrous Metal Smelting and Rolling Processing Industry

(1) Non-ferrous metal refining of tungsten, molybdenum, stannum (except tin compounds), antimony (including antimony oxide and antimony sulphide)

(2) Non-ferrous metal refining of electrolytic aluminium, copper, lead, zinc and another non-ferrous metal

(3) Smelting and separation of rare earth metal (limited to equity joint ventures or contractual joint ventures)

10. Common Purpose Equipment Manufacturing Industry

(1) Manufacture of all kinds of general (p0) axletree and accessory (steel ball, cage), rough

(2) Manufacture of wheeled model, crawler crane less than 300 tons

11. Special Purpose Equipment Manufacturing Industry

(1) Manufacture of equipment for producing long dacron thread and short fibre

(2) Manufacture of crawler dozers of less than 320 horsepower, hydraulic excavator less than 30 tons, wheel loader less than 6tons, grader of less than 220 horsepower, road roller, fork-lift truck, non-calzada dumper truck, road surface milling rework machinery, garden machine and tools, production of commodity concrete machinery (pump, agitating lorry, pump vehical)

12. Manufacturing of transport and communication facilities

(1) Repairing, design and manufacture of common ship (including subsection) (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

13. Manufacturing of Communication Apparatus, Computers and another Electric Installation

(1) Production of satellite television receivers and key parts

IV. Production and Supply of Power, Gas and Water

1. Construction and management of conventional coal-fired power of condensing steam plants whose unit installed capacity is less than 300,000kW, within the small power grid, and the coal-fired power of condensing-extraction steam plants with dual use unit cogeneration

2. Construction and operation of power grids (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

3. Construction and operation of fuel gas, heating, water supply and sewage networks in cities with population of over 500,000 (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

V. Communication and Transportation, Storage, Post and Telecommunication Services

1. Railway freight transportation companies

2. Railway passenger transportation companies (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

3. Corporate of highway passenger transport

4. Corporate of enter-leave country fleet operation

5. Corporate of water transportation (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

6. General aviation companies engaging in photographing, prospecting and industry (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

7. Tele communication companies: telecommunication increment service (the foreign capital less than 50 percent), motion tone and data service in basic telecom, interior business and international business (the foreign capital less than 35 percent,49 percent no later than 11th in December in 2007 is permitted )

VI. Wholesale and Retail Trade Industries

1. Commercial companies of commodity direct selling, mail order selling, Internet selling, franchising, commissioned operation, commercial management

2. Wholesale, retail and logistic distribution of grain, cotton, vegetable oil, sugar, medicines, tobaccos, automobiles, crude oil, capital goods for agricultural production(Chinese should hold the majority of shares of the multiple shops which have more than 30 branch stores and sale different kinds and brands of commodities from multi-suppliers)

3. Construction and operation of large-scale wholesale markets of agriculture products.

4. Distributing and selling of audiovisual products (excluding movies)(joint venture or Chinese should hold the majority of shares)

5. Ship agent (Chinese should hold the majority of shares), tally for foreign vessels (limited to equity joint ventures or contractual joint ventures)

6. Wholesaling product oil and construction and operation of gasoline stations (Chinese should hold the majority of shares of the multiple shops which have more than 30 branch stores and sale different kinds and brands of commodities from multi-suppliers)

VII. Banking and Insurance Industries

1. Banks, finance companies, trust investment companies, currency brokerage companies

2. Insurance companies (the share of life-insurance companies is less than 50%)

3. Security companies (confined to A share consignment-in, B share, H share and government and company bonds consignment-in and transaction, the foreign-capital is less than one-third), security investment fund management companies (the foreign-capital is less than 49%)

4. Insurance brokerage companies

5. Futures companies (Chinese should hold the majority of shares)

VIII. Real Estate Industry

1. Development of pieces of land (limited to equity joint ventures or contractual joint ventures)

2. Construction and operation of high-ranking hotels, villas, high-class office buildings and international exhibition centers

3. Real estate transaction in second-grade market and medium and brokerage companies

IX. Leasing and Commercial Service Industry

1. Legal consulting

2. Market Research (limited to equity joint ventures or contractual joint ventures)

3. Status enquiry and grade service companies

X. Scientific Research and technical Services Industries, Geological Prospecting

1. Mapping companies (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

2. Inspection, verification and attestation companies for imported and exported goods

3. Photography service (including trick photography like airphotograph, except maping aerial photography, limited to equity joint ventures)

XI. Education

1. Common high school education mechanism

XII. Art, Sports and Entertainment Industries

1. Production and publication of broadcasting and TV programs and film-making (limited to contractual joint ventures)

2. Construction and operation of cinemas (Chinese partner shall hold the majority of shares)

3. Construction and operation of large theme park

4. Brokering agency of stage performances

5. Operation of entertainment places (limited to joint venture and contractual joint venture)

XIII. Other industries restricted by the State or international treaties that China has concluded or taken part in

Note:

1. In case Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement and its supplementary agreements, the Mainland and Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement and its supplementary agreements, the Cross-Straits Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement and its supplementary agreements, and free trade agreements signed between China and other countries have made provisions otherwise, the provisions shall prevail.

2. In case special provisions and industrial policy of the State Council have made provisions otherwise, the provisions shall prevail.

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