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If you still view China as the sweatshop capital of the world, it’s time to refresh your mental image; China is changing fast. While the nation used cheap land and labor to become the world’s manufacturing hub, it’s now spending the money it has banked. China invested $163 billion overseas in 2013, a sum that is likely to rise in the future. In this easy-to-digest report, the Economist Intelligence Unit shows where and how Chinese investors spend their money. getAbstract suggests this analysis to investors and policy makers for its insight into Chinese investment patterns.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How China has encouraged outbound direct investment and
  • Which nations are the most attractive targets for Chinese investors.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit is an independent research and analysis organization.



China has emerged as a major player in outbound direct investment (ODI). The push to move money overseas is so strong that Chinese leaders use the phrase “Go Global” to urge investors to spread their wings abroad. Such an aggressive strategy of ODI was unthinkable in 1984, when a group of Chinese engineers...

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