Chinese offshore investment

Chinese offshore investment

How much is China investing in the world?
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Inkstone Index features one important number about China to give you insight into the rising power. $117 billion: How much China invested abroad in 2019. China has become a significant investor in the world over the past two decades, mainly through buying and building business operations overseas. Last year, China was the world’s fourth-largest overseas investor, accounting for 8.9% of the money invested in foreign nations. Japan, the United States and the Netherlands were the world’s top three foreign investors in 2019. China’s 2019 investment represents a 17-fold increase from the $6.9 billion that China invested abroad in 2001 when it joined the World Trade Org
China’s rich are worried about the future of Hong Kong
Wealthy investors from mainland China are watching developments in Hong Kong with growing concern, as tensions between Beijing and Washington over a new national security law raise questions about the future of the city. While anti-government protests have hurt Hong Kong’s reputation as an orderly financial hub, well-off investors in the mainland are still attracted to the city’s unique privileges within China.  Unlike mainland China, Hong Kong has unrestricted capital flows, an uncensored internet and rule of law upheld by an independent judiciary. The freedoms have allowed affluent investors to park money in the city and access the outside world. But China’s decision to move ahead with a