foreign direct investment

New Report Shows Shifting Chinese Investment in Latin America

In a small twist to the Chinese foreign minister’s tradition of making their first diplomatic visit of the new year to Africa, two countries from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) were added to Wang Yi’s tour: Brazil and...

California’s ‘Chinese Dream’

After California Governor Jerry Brown led a delegation to China earlier this month in a effort to stimulate economic interaction – and especially Chinese FDI in California, Truman National Security Project fellow Dean...

Gov. Brown Sees China as Ticket to High-Speed Railway

On a weeklong trade mission to China, California Governor Jerry Brown is seeking to promote Chinese investment in the U.S. state’s enormous but struggling economy, and Chinese media has been taking note. On Friday in...

China Drawn Into Tennessee Mine Fight

The following ad, paid for by the Tennessee Conservative Union (TCU), began airing in the lead-up to state hearings for a bill banning mountaintop coal-mining: A similar bill had been promoted by the union for the past five...

CDT Money: Waiting For The Bottom

The People’s Bank of China announced a 50 bps cut in the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for commercial lenders on Saturday as it stepped up efforts to boost growth amid signs of a weakening economy. The second such cut...

China’s FDI Falls Again

Bloomberg reports that foreign direct investment (FDI) in China fell for a fourth straight month in February: Investment declined 0.9 percent to $7.73 billion last month from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce said in a...

Capital Flows Signal Bearish Sentiment on China

An influx of speculative capital, known as “hot money,” has for the last several years allowed China’s foreign exchange reserves to continue growing despite a shrinking trade surplus. The Wall Street...

Hollywood Shoot Near Detention Site Under Fire

Relativity Media, the studio behind films such as The Social Network, has come under heavy fire for shooting in Shandong’s Linyi prefecture, near the site of activist Chen Guangcheng’s illegal house arrest. From...

China’s FDI up 7%

Despite the economic downturn, there has been an increase in FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in China in August for the first time since October 2008. China has received a total of 7.5 billion USD worth of foreign investment in...

Rising FDI Reflects Inflow Of Hot Money

From China Daily: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China rose 45.5 percent in the first half of the year, deepening worries that the inflow of “hot money” could lead to higher inflation. The Ministry of Commerce...

China’s New Anti-monopoly Law: What Is it Good For? – China Law Blog

“Absolutely nothing. At least not to me. At least not so far,” writes China legal expert Dan Harris in an initial reaction. The rest: I spent the early years of my legal career practicing antitrust law and I still enjoying trying to stay current, but this has, if anything, made me quite circumspect regarding China’s […]

Why aren’t Chinese reserves growing faster? – Brad Setser

From Brad Setser’s Blog: In July, China’s reserves increased by $13.4b or so, reaching $954.5 billion. China’s July trade surplus was $14.6b. Valuation changes from moves in the euro-dollar didn’t have much of an impact in July. Nor did the yen dollar. The market value of the ten-year Treasury note rose in July (interest rates […]



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