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The Future of Sino-EU Relations After Brexit
November 3, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Philippe Le Corre, Visiting Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Program on Transatlantic Relations
For years China’s international investment interests focused on a search for natural resources in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Recently China’s focus has shifted to Europe as well as the United States, and to new fields as diverse as real estate, energy, hospitality, transportation, and heavy industry.
Chinese foreign investment is expected to grow throughout Europe in the years to come. For instance, the financial crisis centered in Greece and the fall of the euro have helped China and some of its corporations create a new partnership within the European Union, working to expand the country’s power through finance and infrastructure.
Philippe Le Corre examines the trends, sectors, and target countries of Chinese investments in Europe. Looking at cases of outbound investment trajectories and journeys by some key Chinese private and state-owned companies, he also takes a look at European perceptions of China.
Philippe Le Corre is the author of “China’s Offensive in Europe” (Brookings, 2016).