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China's Outward Direct and Portfolio Investments


  • Hung-Gay Fung
  • Qingfeng Wilson Liu
  • Erin H. C. Kao


This paper analyzes developments and trends related to China's outward direct and financial investments by examining Chinese firms'overseas acquisitions, China's holdings of US Treasury securities, and the recently formally launched Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor programs. Strategies should be developed to reach optimal decisions for both direct and portfolio investments. We argue that China should have a longer-term view for both direct and portfolio investments, enabling China to become the leader in Asia while maintaining its sustainable growth objective. China should invest heavily in the development of the Asian bond market and the Asian Currency Fund when making both portfolio and direct investment decisions. Copyright 2007 Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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  • Hung-Gay Fung & Qingfeng Wilson Liu & Erin H. C. Kao, 2007. "China's Outward Direct and Portfolio Investments," China & World Economy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, vol. 15(6), pages 53-68.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:chinae:v:15:y:2007:i:6:p:53-68

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    1. Tolentino, Paz Estrella, 2010. "Home country macroeconomic factors and outward FDI of China and India," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 102-120, June.

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