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Chinese foreign direct investment: the european policy agenda

Chinese acquisitions and other direct investments in Europe are growing rapidly, reaching a new record high of 18bn USD in 2014.

This event started with an update on Chinese investments in Europe, based on a new report by the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin and the Rhodium Group.

Experts from institutions, business and academia then discussed the policy agenda from a European perspective, including the EU-China Bilateral Investment Agreement and other potential areas such as a more coherent national security review process and state aid disciplines.

Event Materials

  • The opening presentation from Thilo Hanemann and Mikko Huotari _
  • The commentary presentation from Alicia García-Herrero _


  • Thilo Hanemann, Rhodium Group, New York and Senior Policy Fellow, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin
  • Mikko Huotari, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin
  • Alicia Garcia Herrero, Visiting Fellow, Bruegel
  • Luca Silipo, Vice-President - Chief Research Officer, Supply Chain Strategic Lab, Geodis
  • Chair: Guntram Wolff, Director of Bruegel

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: 29 June 2015, 12:30-14:30 - Lunch will be served at 12:30 after which the event begins at 13:00.
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager - [email protected]