Investment zones in China

A comparison

Deloitte supports investors in making decisions about their choice of location in China. Our relationships with the operators of the investment zones and a deep knowledge of the regional frameworks for investments can be particularly important in assisting potential investors.

China's investment zones in comparison

In the investment reports that can be accessed below, we summarise some key features for investors to consider across selected locations in China.

Anhui Province

Anhui Province is in the centre of east China and lies at the heart of the Yangtze River Delta. It enjoys a strategic position with respect to the transportation network. By the end of 2015, its permanent resident population had reached 61 million, with an urbanisation rate of 50%. Automobiles, industrial machines, chemicals, electronic appliances, and agricultural processing are it’s major industries.

Anging City (Chinese)


Guangdong Province

Guangdong is China’s most populous province, and was an early adopter of reforms and the open-door policy. It ranks first in various economic indexes, such as economic scale, competitiveness, and financial strength.

Henan Province

Located in the central east, and lying in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River, Henan Province is one of China’s important transportation hubs. In 2015, its GDP ranks 5th in China, and 1st in central and west China. Henan has rich labour resources and an expanding consumer market.

Hubei Province

Hubei Province is the strategic centre of the “Rise of Central China” plan, while also being one of China’s most important transportation hub.

Jiangsu Province

Jiangsu Province is located in the eastern part of China. Together with Shanghai and Zhejiang Province, it forms the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, which is one of China’s six world class city clusters. Its GDP per capita and Development and Life Index (DLI) rank first in China. Jiangsu Province is China’s most developed region, its urbanisation rate far outstripping the national average.

Liaoning Province

Liaoning Province is the southernmost part of northeast China. It borders the Yellow Sea and Bohai in the south. Liaoning is one of the most important industrial bases in China, covering a wide range of industrial categories. It was one of the earliest provinces to adopt reforms and the open-door policy, and more than 100 Fortune Global 500 companies have invested in Liaoning.

Puwan New District, Dalian City (Chinese)


Shanghai is a world-famous metropolis, and forms the economic, financial, trade and logistics centre of China. Shanghai is an international port city whose cargo and container throughput ranks first in the world. The city has proven to be highly attractive for foreign investment.

Zhejiang Province

Zhejiang Province is in the south of Yangtze River Delta, and is the one of the most economically vibrant regions in China. The “Zhejiang model” favours small and domestic businesses and entrepreneurs. Disposable income per capita has ranked first in China for 21 consecutive years.


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