Chinese investment in Europe: a country-level approach


12 February 2018


Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon, 8bis, Brussels

Chinese investments in Europe have surged in recent years, becoming both a source of anticipation and growing concern across the continent.
As China continues to grow, develop, and integrate in to the global economy, its overseas investments expand in quantity and quality, reflecting both the growing sophistication of the Chinese economy and broader Chinese commercial and policy goals. Going beyond FDI, Chinese investment is creating new realities for Europe-China relations. This seminar will present the most recent report by the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) that brings together original, country-level analysis on Chinese investment in Europe from 19 leading research institutes from across the continent. Through these case studies, the report identifies key motives for Chinese investment in Europe and the vehicles used. It also analyses national and regional-level debates within Europe on China, Chinese investment, and openness to foreign investment more generally. The presenters will summarize and illustrate the key points of this joint report and give policy recommendations on the way forward.


John Seaman, Research Fellow, Center forAsianStudies, French Institute of International Relations(Ifri), Paris
Miguel Otero, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid
Thomas Renard, Senior Research Fellow, Egmont Royal Institute forInternational Relations


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