中欧国际工商学院 (China Europe International Business School (CEIBS))
May 19, 2014. Accra, Ghana – When considering investment opportunities abroad, Chinese companies believe market size and a country’s economic growth rate to be the most important factors, according to results of a survey of more than 140 senior Chinese managers who are the decision makers for their company on foreign investment. CEIBS Professor of Economics Bala Ramasamy shared the survey results with CEOs, entrepreneurs from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon and Liberia, officials from several African embassies and officials from the Chinese embassy in Accra, the Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ghana Investment Promotion Council who attended a lecture he gave tonight at the CEIBS Africa Auditorium entitled “Enter the Dragon: Policies to Attract Chinese Investment”.
The results of the study (PDF, 38 pages, WP April 2014*) also showed that Southeast Asia remains the preferred location for Chinese investment, and that Chinese companies also prefer to invest in countries with a relatively less corrupt business environment. The availability of advanced technology, good diplomatic relations with China, the existence of trade agreements with China, and attractive tax regulations are also factors considered by Chinese companies, he said.
Professor Ramasamy also walked attendees through a history of China’s recent economic development reforms and milestones. China has been able to lift over 300 million of its people out of poverty in the last 30 years, an economic achievement no other country has yet been able to accomplish...
* Bala Ramasamy is Professor of Economics at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China and Matthew Yeung is an Assistant Professor at the Open University of Hong Kong, China. The technical support of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and ARTNeT Secretariats is gratefully acknowledged. Any remaining errors are the responsibility of the authors . Please contact the corresponding author at firstname.lastname@example.org .