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China’s foreign direct investments within the ‘16+1’ cooperation formula: strategy, institutions, results
China’s foreign direct investments within the ‘16+1’ cooperation formula: strategy, institutions, results

Author(s): Jakub Jakóbowski
Subject(s): Economic policy, International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: China’s foreign direct investments; 16+1; economic cooperation
Summary/Abstract: The ‘16+1’ formula of cooperation between the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and China was launched in 2012. One of its priorities involved increasing the inflow of China’s foreign direct investments (FDI) to the region. China has been interested in carrying out investments which are likely to help Chinese companies gain competitive advantage in areas such as advanced technologies, recognizable brands and distribution channels. The following sectors were identified as areas of priority importance in CEE: construction and modernisation of transport infrastructure, including motorways; development of the network of railways, airports and sea ports; energy, in particular renewable sources of energy and nuclear energy; companies trading in commodities; the food production sector. China’s strategy mainly involves purchasing existing companies, preceded by cherry picking the most favourable candidates for investment, rather than making large greenfield investments.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English