Chinese global investment growth pauses

Author
Derek M. Scissors
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Abstract
Chinese foreign investment declined through mid-2014 for the first time since the financial crisis. By sector, energy draws the most investment, but a slump in energy spending means that metals and real estate have been more prominent so far in 2014. The United States has received the most Chinese investment since 2005, followed by Australia, Canada, and Brazil. China invests first in large, resource-rich nations but has also diversified by spending more than $200 billion elsewhere. Chinese investment benefits both China and the recipient nation, but host countries must consider thorny issues like Chinese cyberespionage and subsidies.
Topic
Economics, Human Rights, International Trade and Finance, Terrorism, Foreign Direct Investment
Political Geography
United States, China, Canada, Asia, Brazil, Australia