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Chinese firms' spending spree favors Europe over U.S.


Chinese companies made record bids for foreign acquisitions in the first quarter of 2016, focusing especially on agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. But while such investments have been met with open arms in Europe, regulatory resistance is stiff in the United States. With Chinese firms eager to gain Western technology, brands and customer bases, the European Union is likely to benefit, writes GIS Guest Expert Nicola Casarini.

Other version: "Chinese firms spending huge sums on investment abroad", in World Review, 25 April 2015.