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China’s Global Investment


Australian National University

Thilo Hanemann is a speaker at Australian National University’s “Questions on China’s Global Investment” forum, hosted by the Crawford School of Public Policy at the College of Asia & the Pacific.

From the event website:

China’s surging direct investment around the globe could be a source of scarce capital investment for savvy host economies but it also raises questions by a China-weary public.

For investments over US$100 million, state-owned companies account for around 95 percent of Chinese Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) to Australia. The direct interest of the state in these investments has been the source of concern about China’s investment motives and the risks that might be associated with it.

Are these feears warranted? What is the future for Chinese ODI in Australia and globally?

This public forum on Chinese ODI will bring together leading experts from academia, policy and business from Australia, China and globally to discuss the burning issues that accompany Chinese ODI worldwide.

Speakers include:

>Mr. Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-chief, Australian Financial Review

>Dr. Ken Henry AC, Head, Australia in the Asian Century Task Force

>Professor Yiping Huang, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Emerging Asia at Barclay’s Capital; Adjunct Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

>Dr. Yongsheng Zhang, Development Research Center of State Council, China

>Dr. Martin Parkinson PSM, Secretary to the Treasury

>Mr. Doug Richie, Chief Executive, Energy, Rio Tinto

This forum is presented by the East Asia Bureau of Economic Research, and South Asian Bureau of Economic Research at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. It is also supported by the Research School of Asia & the Pacific, ANU.


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