Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 11/2011

Chinese FDI in the United States is taking off: How to maximize its benefits?

Thilo Hanemann, Daniel H. Rosen

October 2011

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


China’s outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) grew rapidly in the past decade, but flows to developed economies have been limited. Now China’s direct investment flows to the United States are poised to rise substantially. This new trend offers tremendous opportunities for the U. S., provided policymakers take steps to keep the investment environment open and utilize China’s new interest productively.