Protesting Too Much

June 9, 2013

China will continue to create fair, justified and open conditions for foreign businesses, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said in Chengdu on Thursday.

Zhang made the remarks while meeting with attendees of the 2013 Fortune Global Forum, which opened on Thursday in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan province. (Xinhua)

You see one of these stories every month, with a Chinese leader making the same “Don’t worry, we like you” speeches to foreign investors. Seems to me that if you think this sort of PR is necessary, it means that there is an underlying problem that might need to be addressed.

Unless of course you believe that there is a vast conspiracy in the international community to bad-mouth the foreign investment environment in China through the spreading of vicious lies, in which case, never mind.