China’s outward investment is increasing rapidly. Non-financial direct investment increased by 10.1 per cent in 2015. Investment in Europe was particularly strong, surging by 82 per cent year on year.
China’s M&A activities are increasing and are currently at record levels. This underlines efforts to diversify China’s global offshore investments, which are backed up by increased support from state-owned banks to encourage foreign trade.
HSBC Global Research, March 2016
China Development Bank, May 2015