Focus topics


The shopping spree of state-owned enterprises is over

China’s shopping spree in other countries seems to be history for the time being. Although Chinese investments continued to rise overall in 2021, albeit by a meager three percent, the small increase was mainly due to the construction of own factories. Spending on corporate acquisitions fell to its lowest level in 14 years, according to a new study by Rhodium Group and Mercator Institute for China Studies (Merics). “Compared with the peak periods around 2016, Chinese investment has settled at a low level,” Max Zenglein, chief economist at Merics, said on Tuesday during the presentation of the study.

Continue reading now

Get 30 days of free access to the Decision Brief to read these and more quality news every day.

Are you already a guest at the China.Table? Log in now

Related

    Leading the world with key laboratories
    The US courts China – while the EU pouts
    Hong Kong on the anniversary: Beijing-red instead of democracy
    Zero-Covid: Criminals exploit Hong Kong’s isolation