Foreign audience members said after the briefings that they knew more about the direction of China’s development and had become more confident in continuing their stay in the country.

“I know that China is continuing to comprehensively deepen reform and ensuring that every dimension of governance is law-based. All those things are reassuring the confidence of investors, not just for the U.S. but in general,” said Martin Winchell, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China in Tianjin.