Chinese outbound FDI has rocketed since 2008, but it is not well documented or completely understood. The Rhodium Group has broken new ground in their recent study “China Invests in Europe” by Thilo Hanemann and Daniel H. Rosen | June 7, 2012.
- It seems to be driven by commercial concerns — not policy.
- Private Chinese businesses are buying existing businesses.
- Investing in Europe has tripled in the last year while investing in the US has dropped.