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BEIJING: China’s top state-owned enterprises (SOE) regulator on Saturday called on other countries to treat Chinese investment fairly and equally.

“It’s understandable that all countries conduct investigations into foreign investment, but they should give equal treatment to all foreign investors, not discriminate,” Xiao Yaqing, head of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), told a press conference on the sidelines of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress.

Globalisation is here to stay, and free trade and investment will benefit the people, Xiao said, adding that foreign investment by Chinese SOEs is market driven.

Published in Dawn, March 11th, 2018