Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 03/2015

The Challenges for Chinese FDI in Europe

Louis Brennan

March 2015

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


This Perspective addresses Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe. It focuses on the major challenges that Chinese investors have faced in that host environment. These relate to the host region’s divergent characteristics, home country liability of origin, China’s OFDI regulation and the capabilities of the investing enterprises.