The US states that get the most investment from China – Jeff Desjardins April 15 2017


Part of being a global superpower is having some money to throw around.

Want to fund a giant 80 million person megacity in the Pearl River Delta for $322 billion? Piece of cake.

Re-build the Silk Road for up to $1 trillion? Not an issue.

But China doesn’t only show off its deep pockets domestically. The country has also been extremely active on the global market, buying up everything from natural resources in Africa to luxurious real estate in Manhattan. In total, Chinese companies have spent over $1 trillion on overseas investment over the last decade, and this has only accelerated in recent years as investors seek to acquire safe haven assets abroad.

America First?

Today’s infographic comes from SCMP, and it shows where Chinese overseas investment has been going, with a particular focus on the United States between 2000 and 2016.

Cumulatively, China has put $109.5 billion into the U.S. during this time period, with about 70% of that money coming from private companies. The sectors that have received the most Chinese investment so far include real estate and hospitality ($29.5 billion), information technology ($14.2 billion), energy ($13.4 billion), and entertainment ($8.8 billion).

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

According to Forbes, here were the five biggest investments made in the U.S. in 2016:

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