Chinese foreign investment declined through mid-2014 for the first time since the
By sector, energy draws the most investment, but a slump in energy spending
means that metals and real estate have been more prominent so far in 2014.
The United States has received the most Chinese investment since 2005, followed
by Australia, Canada, and Brazil. China invests first in large, resource-rich nations
but has also diversified by spending more than $200 billion elsewhere.
Chinese investment benefits both China and the recipient nation, but host
countries must consider thorny issues like Chinese cyberespionage and subsidies.
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