FDI as a Driving Force of China’s Expansion

  • Peter BalážEmail author
  • Stanislav Zábojník
  • Lukáš Harvánek
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)


Foreign direct investment (FDI) (both inflows and outflows), together with the crisis in Southeast Asia, has been a critical external element of China’s international expansion. The chapter deals with the historical context of their influx, which has been causing growth in production and modernisation of domestic infrastructure. Economic expansion has gradually brought about the need to import huge volumes of raw materials and fuels, which China has dealt with in its new countries of origin. The authors closely monitor the development of FDI inflows and outflows and changes in their territorial structure as well as dynamically changing motives of the flows. They are also dedicated to the analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative and Made in China 2025 restoration projects and their contribution to country’s position in the FDI global map.


Chinese FDI inflows Chinese FDI outflows FDI motives and structure OBOR FDIs in CEE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Baláž
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stanislav Zábojník
    • 1
  • Lukáš Harvánek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International TradeUniversity of Economics in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Sberbank CZPraha 5Czech Republic

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