Special topic: FDI from China

  (Updated June 2009)

  In response to the adoption of the “go global” policy, China’s FDI abroad has increased rapidly   during this decade. In 2008 alone, Chinese multinationals, mostly state-owned, invested an   estimated US$41 billion overseas. Up to end-2007, Asia had received around two thirds of the   cumulated Chinese FDI, which is valued at US$118 billion. Africa accounted for around 4 percent of   that figure. With considerable foreign exchange reserves, Chinese multinationals are well placed to   weather the credit crunch and the present economic downturn. Chinese FDI abroad is therefore   poised to continue along its upward path, in contrast to global FDI flows.


  • See article on FDI from China: While global FDI falls, China's outward FDI doubles.
  • See FDI.net's China country page.
  • See 360+ documents China's investment climate and FDI trends.
  • Read economic overviews of China and access the latest national business laws.
  • See the latest World Bank Doing Business report for China.
  • Research political risk issues at the PRI-Center's China country page.

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