Over the last decade, Chinese foreign investment has greatly increased. At the same time, the Chinese government and Communist Party maintain significant influence over Chinese business, which has raised concerns that foreign investment by both private and state-owned Chinese companies has political implications.
This development has raised several key issues: How does China’s state capitalist govern in Chinese foreign investment? What does increased Chinese investment mean politically and economically to the rest of the world? How should the western world, the EU and Sweden respond to China’s increasing economic and political influence within our own countries and around the world?
The new report entitled China’s Global Investment: Economic Instruments for Political Influence? was written by Kristina Sandklef and will be presented during a launch event at Frivärld on October 1st, 2018.
Participants: Kristina Sandklef, Report Author, Christofer Fjellner, MEP and Member of the Moderate Party board, and Frédéric Cho, Chinese Business Expert and Vice-Chairman of the Sweden-China Trade Council.
The conversation will be moderated by Frivärld director Katarina Tracz.
TIME: 12:00 – 13:00 on October 1st, 2018. Lunch will be provided from 11:30.
LOCATION: Frivärld Main Office, Kungsgatan 60, Stockholm .
REGISTRATION: Mandatory registration required is below.
About the Author:
Kristina Sandklef has previously worked with Ericsson, the Swedish Armed Forces and East Capital in various roles as a China expert. She currently manages her own consulting firm, Sandklef Asia Insights, focusing on in-depth analysis of China and its future economic, political and security policies. She has closely followed the development of China over the last 25 years and previously studied Chinese in Lund and Beijing.