Over the years China has accumulated a lot of advantages as a destination for foreign investment during
Investing in China still has great appeal for foreign investors, for whom the Asian country is still the best choice. The economic strength and commercial infrastructure of the country, in fact, offer unmissable opportunities despite commercial uncertainties.
In the course of decades of reforms and openings, China has accumulated a lot of advantages as a destination for foreign investments during its ascent to a global power plant.
Denis Depoux, the managing partner of consulting firm Roland Berger Greater China, saw an incomparable investment environment for foreign companies in the country. Depoux told Xinhua that an integrated industrial system, efficient infrastructure, a huge internal market, well-educated human resources, a remarkable rate of economic growth and the application of new technologies, create a particular economic-financial fascination with China.
In 2018, Chinese FDI grew by around 4%
Foreign investors have shown firm confidence in the Chinese economy, despite the uncertainties of international trade. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China increased by 6.9% year-on-year to 604 billion yuan in January-August, as shown by data from the Ministry of Commerce.
Last year, Chinese FDI grew by around 4%, in contrast to a 13% reduction in global FDI flows, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. European companies continue to see solid revenue growth in China, according to the 2019 Business Confidence Survey conducted by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.
“China remains a major investment destination for most of our members, with over 50% of respondents planning a form of expansion in China this year,” said Adam Dunnett, general secretary of the House.
The US Business Council (USCBC) survey of 2019 between the United States and China showed that for the board member companies, the Chinese market remains a priority over others, also due to its importance as an engine of growth of the revenues. In 2010, around 97% of the affiliated companies surveyed declared greater profitability in China.
The attractiveness of China is partly defined by the global importance of its economy
The attractiveness of China is partly defined by the global importance of its economy. The country has in fact been the main engine of global economic growth since 2006. Its foreign trade in goods is at the top of the world, while both FDI and direct outgoing investments are in second place.
China is also the only country that has all the industrial categories in the United Nations industrial classification. Its transport infrastructure drives the world, with the largest networks of high-speed trains and expressways in terms of mileage.
The Chinese economy presents new earnings growth prospects for foreign investors as it turns into high-quality development and experiences an improvement in consumption. The accelerated efforts to open up the market and improve the regulatory environment should further strengthen the commitment of foreign companies in China.
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