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Four reasons why Chinese acquisitions in Germany are likely to remain strong

16 January 2017

By Marc Szepan

As China imposes tighter controls on capital outflows, China’s global M&A activities may decelerate. However, German companies are likely to remain attractive targets for Chinese buyers for strategic, geopolitical, and business reasons.

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A national supervision system: the CCP’s new permanent anti-corruption campaign

12 January 2017

By George G. Chen and Mareike Ohlberg

The Xi Jinping administration plans to institutionalize its anti-corruption campaign in a new powerful state organ, creating a permanent tool for investigation and prosecution. The reform suggests the introduction of extra-party supervision while it actually expands the CCP’s reach.

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"Localization will be key for Chinese investors in Europe"

21 December 2016

Interview with Philippe Le Corre (via Young China Watchers)

As the recent surge of investment from China has fueled heated debate in Europe, Chinese investors struggle with the challenge of becoming a part of the European corporate landscape. Young China Watchers spoke about this dilemma with Philippe Le Corre, visiting fellow in the Center of the United States and Europe at Brookings Institution, and author of a new book on "China's Offensive in Europe."

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Germany Wants Europe to Help Shape China's Belt and Road Initiative

19 December 2016

By Jan Gaspers (via The Diplomat)

Berlin wants to manage the geopolitical implications and to ensure the economic sustainability of China’s pet project.

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China’s high-tech strategy raises the heat on industrial countries

16 December 2016

By Jost Wübbeke and Mirjam Meissner

The world's current leaders in advanced manufacturing must prepare for growing competition and ensure that China’s industrial upgrade doesn’t come at their expense, the authors of a new MERICS Paper on China argue in an article for our partner publication The Diplomat.

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