Daniel Wagner | China’s footprint in global foreign direct investment has increased notably since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. That served to bring Chinese overseas FDI closer to a level that one would expect, based on the country’s weight in the global economy. However, China actually invested more in countries outside the BRI during the period, given that Chinese investment in developed countries tends to have larger market values, particularly for mergers and acquisitions.
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At the G-20 Leaders Summit in Osaka, Japan, Chinese president Xi Jinping proposed several measures to further open his country’s market. For example, to enact a Foreign Investment Law at the beginning of 2020 that will introduce a penalty system for IP infringement.
By W. Xinyi, L.Rongde and X.Yuanyuan via Caixin | China plans to set up seven new free trade zones, mostly in inland regions, to attract foreign investment amid the national economic slowdown.