Is China buying up Europe? Perspectives from the Chinese media, officials and civil society (2010)Wong, Staphany
Throughout 2010, the international media has been buzzing with headlines such as “Beijing’s buying up Europe”, pointing out that China has been increasing its investment significantly since the European states are being hit severely by the financial crisis, one by one. Many research papers and newspapers have focused on this topic, calculated figures and written their comments, mainly from the perspectives of the host countries in Europe. Instead of repeating the hard works done by other researchers and journalists, this article intends to show the perspectives from the Chinese, from official statements, academics’ viewpoints and voices of the civil society, with regard to the rising Chinese investment in Europe, to see how the discussion has been going on in China.