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Państwowe fundusze majątkowe jako instrument polityki zagranicznej Chińskiej Republiki Ludowej
Sovereign Wealth Funds as Foreign Policy Instruments in China

Author(s): Tomasz Kamiński
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Economic policy, International relations/trade
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Sovereign Wealth Funds; Foreign Policy; China

Summary/Abstract: Sovereign wealth funds (SWF) are widely perceived as politically biased, and this paper argues that in China they are not only biased but principally serve as instruments of foreign policy. The text examines ways in which the Chinese use their SWFs, analysing Chinese SWF investments in terms of value as well as geographical and sectoral distribution (on the basis of SWF Institute Transaction Database). Also presented are the methods of SWF use to promote Chinese foreign policy goals: checkbook diplomacy, greater influence, leverage on third countries, access to sensitive information and building a positive image of China in the world.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 79-92
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish