The People's Republic of China is the most populated country in the world with a population of nearly 1.3 billion. Since China began moving its economy to a more market orientated focus in the 1980's, it's become a major economic power, and is now second only to the United States in GDP, with an annual growth rate exceeding 7%. China is now the largest exporter to the United States, and has been attracting increasing foreign investments from American companies.
China's admission to the World Trade Organization in late 2001, and the publication of the revised foreign investment guidelines in 2002, has made the Chinese market more viable for U.S. companies.
China's infrastructure has come a long way in the past twenty years, and can now fulfill almost any manufacturing need. There are Special Economic Zones within China that specifically encourage and support foreign investment by offering favorable tax rates and other incentives. Foreign investment in infrastructure projects continues to be limited by government restrictions, but there is a steady easing of requirements in this area as well.