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A New Record Year for Chinese Outbound Investment in Europe

Mercator Institute for China Studies / Rhodium Group


  • China’s global outbound FDI continued to surge in 2015 and the Chinese leadership touts investment as a new pillar of China’s positive contributions to the global economy.
  • Chinese OFDI in Europe hits another record high in 2015, highlighting the potential for China as a source of productive capital but also reinforcing existing concerns.
  • The new realities of slower growth and transition to a new economic model explain Chinese investors’ focus on advanced industrial assets, modern services, and real estate.
  • State-owned investors continue to account for a majority of China’s EU OFDI, and new financing entities could further boost the role of state capital.
  • Chinese investment increasingly extends beyond the “Big Three” economies (Germany, France, UK), fuelling the intra-European competition for Chinese capital.
  • Germany remains one of the most appealing destinations for Chinese investors looking for technology, consumer markets, and safe haven assets.
  • China’s global investment boom is unlikely to end any time soon but China’s fight against capital flight and bad debt pose short-term risks for 2016.

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