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The Rise and Fall of Chinese Tax Incentives and Implications for International Tax Debates

Florida Tax Review, Forthcoming

CLPE Research Paper No. 5/2008

57 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2008  

Jinyan Li

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Abstract

China had no foreign direct investment (FDI) before 1979. Now, it is one of the world's largest recipients of FDI. China has been generous to a fault in granting tax incentives to foreign investors. As of January 1, 2008, however, these FDI-specific incentives are abolished or phased out. What explains the rise and fall? Were the tax incentives not effective in attracting FDI and promoting China's economic growth? What are the implications of the Chinese experience for international tax debates? This article examines these questions.

Keywords: foreign direct investment, China, tax incentives, international tax debates

JEL Classification: K33, K34

Suggested Citation

Li, Jinyan, The Rise and Fall of Chinese Tax Incentives and Implications for International Tax Debates. Florida Tax Review, Forthcoming; CLPE Research Paper No. 5/2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1087382

Jinyan Li (Contact Author)

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