South Africa

  • Chinese Investment Strategies towards Developing Countries

    Within China’s global activities, Sino-Southeast Asian and Sino-African relations have evolved remarkably. One of the prominent examples of this is China’s increasing amount of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in these regions. Despite the large number of policies issued, there is a lack of analysis of China’s OFDI. From the perspective of host countries, the large scale of FDI from China can have strong implications, thus, it is important for government agencies to monitor/analyse the Chinese investment inflow. This will help governments to understand China’s policy context and maximise the benefits thereof. As Chinese investments on the African continent grow, questions have arisen regarding the ways in which the Chinese state and corporations protect assets and personnel abroad. More broadly, in what ways do such measures compromise China’s oft-touted “non-interference” policy? This research project, written in conjunction with Jiang Hengkun (Zhejiang Normal University)

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