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China's offensive in Europe

Le Corre, Philippe, 1964 or 1965- author.
Preferred Title
Offensive chinoise en Europe. English
China's offensive in Europe / Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre ; translated by Susan Emanuel.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2016]
xviii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other contributors
Sepulchre, Alain, author.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction : Europe as a strategic priority
  • !. China's entry into the European market, 1985-2015 : first steps
  • 2. Spreading the tentacles, opportunistically
  • 3. A new kind of multinational corporation
  • 4. Great stretches in Chinese finance
  • 5. The challenges of acculturation
  • 6. China in 2016 : between business and politics
  • 7. China's perfectible image : building soft power and communication skills
  • 8. China and the global villiage
"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. China’s Offensive in Europe studies the trends, sectors, and target countries of Chinese investments in Europe. It looks at cases of outbound investment trajectories and journeys by some key Chinese private and state-owned companies. It also takes a look at European perceptions of China, a country with a very different history and very different traditions from the Western world. Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre examine how China's presence in Europe can serve as a benchmark to other developed economies—especially the United States, which is also seeing a rise in Chinese investments" -- publisher's website
Subject headings
International business enterprises--China.
Investments, Chinese--European Union countries.
China--Foreign economic relations--European Union countries.
European Union countries--Foreign economic relations--China.
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