China: Investment freedom

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Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 20
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 31
 Min - Max 20 - 50
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1995 to 2023. The average value for China during that period was 31 points with a minimum of 20 points in 2010 and a maximum of 50 points in 1995. The latest value from 2023 is 20 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 57 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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China - Investment freedom - recent values

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The Investment Freedom index for China from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.

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 Property rights 45 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 10 2023 points
 Business freedom 68 2023 points
 Labor freedom 55 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 72.50 2023 points
 Trade freedom 74 2023 points
 Investment freedom 20 2023 points
 Financial freedom 20 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 48 2023 index points
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