The country's latest plan to merge the two foreign investment schemes could raise protective instruments and demonstrates its commitment to opening up, say observers.
China has scrapped the quota of its two leading inbound investment programmes, but the move appears unlikely to give its onshore capital markets a shot in the arm.
Now that the quota limits of QFIIs are gone, should Chinese domestic investors expect their overseas investment restrictions to go away as well? Five specialists give their views.
AsianInvestor's sister publication FinanceAsia gained a set of market reactions about the decision of China's authorities to end the limits on qualified foreign institutional investors.
The country's elimination of limits on qualified foreign institutional investor and RQFII investments is welcome and could help encourage better governance and transparency.
Foreign investors warmly received news of the planned merger, and anticipate that Beijing will make more efforts to broaden market access and enhance inbound investments.