Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 8:00 AM EDT - 10:00 AM EDT
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai |, Shanghai
After reaching a record $60 billion in 2016, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows between the United States and China have been squeezed into a diminished position by forces on both sides of the Pacific. In 2017, Chinese FDI in the United States dropped by more than one-third as Beijing re-imposed capital controls and Washington toughened screening of high-technology acquisitions; the value of newly announced transactions dropped by more than 90%. The outlook for 2018 is more uncertain still. President Trump has designated China a strategic competitor, a label not applied since 2000, and Washington is contemplating a disruptive array of more restrictive China policies to respond to national security concerns and the perceived lack of reciprocity, including greatly intensifying the investment screening process.
On April 17, 2018, the National Committee and Rhodium Group hosted the China launch of a study that will shape the public debate on these urgent topics: Two-Way Street, the definitive analysis of U.S.-China FDI trends from 1990 through 2017. With 12 months of brand new data and a number of recent policy developments in both countries, the report’s authors provided a thorough and timely presentation of research on U.S.-China FDI, followed by a panel discussion with business leaders.
This program is part of the U.S.-China FDI Project,a multi-year research initiative that aims to provide greater transparency on FDI flows between the United States and China, led by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and Rhodium Group, in partnership with AmCham Shanghai.