SHANGHAI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A list banning or limiting foreign investment in a number of sectors in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone was cut on Tuesday, with the removal of 51 items.
The original list, which was published in September, had 190 items either banning or limiting foreign investment across sectors from agriculture and manufacturing to mining and services.
Of the 51 items that have been cut, 14 are lifted to expand foreign investment in certain sectors. Another 14 are removed because both domestic and foreign investment are subject to the same restrictions and 23 are combined with other items left in the new list or readjusted.
The new list also eases entry on 19 items for foreign investment.