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Chinese ODI in France: Motives, Strategies and Implications China Economic Policy Review, vol. 1, n°1, 2012.


Although outward direct investment (ODI) is still very much a developed country phenomenon (with industrial countries accounting for more than 75% of global flows), ODI from the “South” is gaining ground, with China ranking among the most active outward investors. Taking France as a case study, the paper seeks to determine whether Chinese investments should be a matter of concern and what are their implications.