China spreads its tentacles in risky places

The New York Times has put together an enlightening (and interactive) graphic on China’s foreign direct investment during the period 2005-2013. The infographic shows that China’s foreign investments grew nearly tenfold from 2005-2013 “helping it win allies, increase trade and secure oil and other natural resources.” The NYT notes that China has “become especially powerful in many countries with risky political and legal regimes, which western investors tend to avoid. In all China was the largest investor in five of the 10 riskiest countries in the world.” (VIEW LINK)


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