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Reversing the flow – the inbound investment opportunity in China


Executive Summary

The growth and importance of the Chinese economy is widely recognised: for example, its position as the second largest economy in the world by GDP, the world’s largest exporter, and the world’s largest manufacturer are all widely known.

As the Chinese economy continues to evolve, it is not a given that today’s and tomorrow’s investment opportunities will be identical to previous opportunities.  Economic and demographic changes are a significant driver of opportunity for international and Chinese businesses seeking to take advantage of the ongoing liberalisation of inbound investment into China.  Two particularly important drivers of economic opportunity are (1) the evolving nature of China’s consumer economy (driven by the emergence of a significant middle class, as well as wider demographic shifts in Chinese society), and (2) the desire for Chinese industry to continue to progress up the value chain.

The liberalisation of inbound foreign investment into the Chinese economy is a way of supporting the development of an increasing high-value-add industrial base in China.  It will also support the continuing path of the Chinese economy into higher-value products and services which will be particularly important to service the demands of China’s growing middle class and its export economy more generally.

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