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A number of opening-up measures have been implemented in Beijing to cover a full range of matters in the fields of education. These measures will make it easier and simpler to invest and do business in Beijing.

However, there are some investment requirements and restrictions that you should be aware of in advance.


I. Encourage foreign investment in adult education training institutions, and support foreign investment in funding and operating vocational skills training institutions.


I. A preschool, a regular senior secondary school, or a higher education institution shall be restricted to Chinese-foreign contractual joint venture, under the control of the Chinese party (the principal or the chief executive shall be a Chinese citizen, and the council, board of directors, or joint management committee shall consist of members from the Chinese party accounting for not less than one half of the total number of members).

Investment within the FTZ: Pre-school education institutions, regular upper secondary schools, and higher education institutions shall be limited to the form of Chinese-foreign cooperative schools, which must be dominated by Chinese investors (the principal or main administrative head should have Chinese nationality, and reside in China. Chinese members shall comprise no less than half of the Council, board of directors, or joint administrative committee). (Foreign educational institutions and other organizations or individuals shall not solely establish schools or any other educational institutions that are primarily open to Chinese citizens (excluding non-academic vocational training institutions, and academic vocational education institutions). However, foreign educational institutions may cooperate with a Chinese educational institution to jointly establish educational institutions mainly targeting Chinese citizens.)

II. Investment in a compulsory educational institution or a religious educational institution shall be prohibited.

See the full version of Special Administrative Measures (Negative List) for the Access of Foreign Investment (2020 Edition)

See the full version of Special Administrative Measures (Negative List) for Foreign Investment Access to Pilot Free Trade Zones (2020 Edition)