Author(s): Peter Havlik
Date published: Jun 2019
SUERF Policy Note, Issue No 76
by Peter Havlik, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
JEL-codes: F13, F21, F42, F51.
Keywords: FDI, trade, China, USA, European Union, Russia.
Chinese economy will overcome the US before the end of the next decade. This catching-up process and its global consequences have raised much concern recently. China became a ‘strategic adversary’ for the USA, the EU’s reaction has been rather hesitant. This Note discusses some aspects of a new emerging global order, arguing that rather than turning to protectionism the rising Chinese FDI should be considered as an opportunity. EU policies with respect to China should be pro-active and shaped by recognising this tendency as a ‘new normal’.
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