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Doing Business in China 2008 (English)

Doing Business in China 2008 is the first in a series of reports which evaluate the local business regulatory environment and monitor progress on reforms undertaken by sub national governments in China. Doing Business in China investigates the scope and manner of regulations that encourage business activity and those that constrain it. The indicators cover 4 areas of business regulation and their enforcement: starting a business, registering property, getting credit, (creating and registering collateral) and enforcing contracts. These indicators were selected because they cover the areas of provincial and municipal jurisdiction. Data will be collected and the report updated annually for three years. The Doing Business methodology and the indicators have a limited and deliberately stylized scope in that they look only at a defined set of regulations. While this approach is very useful in allowing cross- country and sub national comparisons, it is not meant to be a full reflection of the investment climate or the attractiveness of a locality to investment.


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Doing Business in China 2008 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.