The top countries for Chinese investment are Australia, the U.S., and Brazil, as the infographic shows. Amid slower economic growth, the country’s investment abroad has risen by 25 percent. This can be explained with the enormous needs for advanced technologies, environmental protection, healthcare, food, and energy. Chinese businesses are eager to access new markets, especially industries and sectors that rely on foreign investment. Such sectors are the resources and energy sectors in Australia. Chinese businesses invest in developed countries, drawn by the desire to valuable experience, acquire advanced technologies and leading brands, and use knowhow that will allow them to provide high-quality value-added services.
China is looking for new opportunities amid slower economic growth at home. One concern is that Chinese investment has a negative effect on employment. In fact, Chinese companies help sustain jobs and create new employment opportunities. China’s investment in the U.S. and Canada is small compared to investors such as Japan and Germany. Some financial experts predict, however, that Chinese businesses will employ some 400,000 US workers by 2020.
Infographic courtesy of Firmex
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