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Investing in China Through Free Trade Zones (new book)

We are pleased to present “Investing in China Through Free Trade Zones”, a new book by Lorenzo Riccardi edited by Springer.

the book


This book introduces the concept and development of Free Trade Zones that China has launched to re-boost its economy and attract foreign investors. The Pilot Free Trade Zone was established in September 2013 in Shanghai by the The Chinese State Council with the specific purpose to transform China into an open economy and to seek new challenges for growth opportunities.




The chapters analyse the evolution of different kind of special zones, bonded ports and logistic zones in China during the years. The country has in fact developed a number of special and free-trade zones but the new Pilot Shanghai FTZ includes all previous privileges, promoting the area as perfect hub for the Asia-Pacific region.




The guide examines in depth the economic, strategic and political effects of Chinese economic and financial reforms. The results of the analysis are further clarified by comparing Shanghai with other asian hub-cities: Singapore and Hong Kong. 

This publication focuses also on other changes that the central Chinese government of Beijing is planning to implement in the whole country and represents a valuable business guide for appraising new opportunities in the most promising sectors for business enterprises in China.


  • Hardcover: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3662473534


The book can be purchased on any online books shop: http://www.amazon.com/Investing-China-through-Trade-Zones/dp/3662473534/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443346642&sr=1-4




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the author


Lorenzo Riccardi teaches Chinese Taxation at Xian Jiao Tong-Liverpool University, he has also taught Asian taxation at Pecking University, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiao Tong and Hult Business School. He is a certificate public accountant, specialised in international taxation and is the author of articles and essays on issues of various kinds related to foreign investment in East Asia. He lives and works in Shanghai, where he is the managing partner of RsA Asia, a consulting firm focusing on foreign investment in China and South East Asia.

He is an auditor and board member of several companies. He is Director of China-Italy Chamber of Commerce. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







He also published: Gli investimenti in Asia Orientale (Maggioli 2014), China Tax Law and International Treaties (Springer 2013), Vietnam Tax Guide (Springer 2012), Guida alla fiscalità di Cina, India e Vietnam (Il Sole24 Ore 2011)