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US-China Investment Monitor

A multiyear initiative that aims to provide greater transparency on capital flows between China and the United States.

At a period of high tension in US-China relations, underscored by trade war rhetoric and accompanying tariffs, crackdowns on private companies by Beijing, and increasing regulatory scrutiny on US companies operating in China, objective data on commercial ties between the world’s two largest economies is more valuable than ever.

Because of statistical anomalies, official Chinese government data from MOFCOM and SAFE is an unreliable dataset to understand cross-border flows. To overcome this, we maintain a proprietary database that totals individual transactions as an alternative to official numbers.

See the database