Arthur Kroeber
Arthur Kroeber

Foreign companies and their business organizations used the G20 meeting in Hangzhou as an opportunity to point at the restrictions they face when they want to invest in China, while outbound investments from China go through the roof. You only have to look at the basic figures to see they are right, says author Arthur Kroeber of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® to the South China Morning Post.

The South China Morning Post:

While global direct investments declined, China’s outbound investment surged 62 per cent to a record US$100 billion in the first seven months of 2016, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce.

An “asymmetric investment environment” exists in China, said Gavekal Research’s economist Arthur Kroeber.

“China in fact runs one of the most restrictive regimes in the world for foreign direct investment, according to the OECD, and is far more closed than other big emerging economies including Brazil, India and Russia,” Kroeber said. “China is especially unwelcoming to investment in the fast-growing service sectors.”

More in the South China Morning Post.

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