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Election in Italy: Favorites pursue clear anti-China approach

Possible next Prime Minister of Italy: right-wing populist Giorgia Meloni

China’s share of direct investment in the European Union declined last year. In 2021, the People’s Republic accounted for just 2.3 percent of all foreign acquisitions, according to a new report by the EU Commission. In 2020, it was still 3.4 percent. In the greenfield sector, investment fell from 7.1 percent to 6 percent. Greenfield investment is a term used to describe the construction or expansion of new or existing plants with a focus on production. However, the value of FDI from China increased: While €6.5 billion were invested in 2020, the figure was around €9 billion in 2021.

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