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A $145 billion first: Chinese companies invested more money abroad in 2015 than the rest of the world put into China

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
ven as the Chinese economy slows, outbound investment in 2015 — a walloping $145 billion, 18.3 percent more than last year — beat foreign investment into the nation, which came to $135.6 billion.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.