Two-Way Street: 25 Years of US-China Direct Investment (Beijing)

Yale Center, Beijing | November 18, 2016

DATE: Friday, November 18, 2016
TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

On November 14th, Rhodium Group and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will launch a report that presents a novel and detailed picture of two-way direct investment flows between the United States and China, past and present. The report “Two-Way Street – 25 Years of US-China Direct Investment” will enable policy and business leaders on both sides of the Pacific to better manage this growing element of the bilateral economic relationship.

Two-Way Street makes use of a new transactions-based proprietary database to create a fully comparable picture of American foreign direct investment (FDI) in China and Chinese FDI in the United States from 1990 to 2015. The authors find the depth of FDI integration to be greater than commonly thought, and annual patterns to be evolving rapidly. FDI is now a two-way street, driven by a complex mix of players and motives, with a diverse industry and geographic composition.

Two-Way Street is the next step in the collaboration between the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and Rhodium Group, with support from leading American and Chinese business associations, to better understand this increasingly important dimension of Sino-American relations.