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More Outbound Investments Expected
2013-09-17
Brief:China has now become the world's third largest investor, and the United States has become the second largest direct investment destination of mainland companies.
Against the backdrop of shrinking outbound investments around the world, China's outbound investments are increasing. China has now become the world's third largest investor, after the United States and Japan.

Chinese companies' investments can bring capital, jobs and market opportunities to destination countries—and more importantly, more vitality to local economies. According to the Pew Research Center's report issued in July, an estimated 33,000 jobs in the United States are directly offered by companies where the majority of shares are held by Chinese companies, and this number is continuing to rise. Even more jobs are indirectly provided by such companies.

In the past, Chinese investments focused on natural resources, but nowadays more attention is being paid to science and technology, food, real estate and brand management. On September 9, the US Government approved the purchase by China's Shuanghui International Holdings Limited of Smithfield Foods, Inc. This was the biggest case of Chinese food companies' outbound investment.

The investment destinations are also changing. In the past, most Chinese investments headed for Africa, but in the first half of this year, mainland companies' investments to regions and countries including Hong Kong, the United States, ASEAN, EU, Australia, Russia and Japan accounted for 78 percent of China's foreign direct investment. The United States has become the second largest direct investment destination of mainland companies, after Hong Kong.

China Daily
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