Via Tony Tsai:
"China forbids foreign investment in "old and famous Chinese brands"
Vice Minister of Commerce Jiang Zengwei says that old and famous Chinese brands are not allowed to introduce foreign investment. If they do so, they will be deprived of the fame of being an "old and famous Chinese brand". He says there are only about 1,000 old and famous Chinese brands in China compared with more than 10,000 in 1949. He says the China should protect those old and famous brands. He points out it is an important duty of the government to protect China's national brands. According to the current regulations, an old and famous brand must have been established before 1956."