Since the 1980s, China has been implementing a “state-driven investment strategy” to enable a strong export-driven economy. We looked at the EU’s response to this strategy.
Our review showed that it was difficult to obtain complete and timely data and thus to gain an overview of investments, which are part of China’s investment strategy in the EU. Furthermore, we found no formalised comprehensive analysis of the risks and opportunities for the EU. Future challenges will be to improve the setting, implementing, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the EU-China strategy. Another challenge will be to coordinate the response of the EU institutions and Member States, by promoting the exchange of information.
Review No 03/2020: The EU's response to China's state-driven investment strategy