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College of Business 10th Anniversary "China and Global Business:China's Evolving Stance towards FDI"

Updated on: October 13, 2015|  PrintPrint
Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
Distinguished Professor, School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University (China)
 
November 27, 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30
Building 8, Room# 8101
(free admission, no registration necessary´╝ë
 
China has been in the focus of global business and economy. Dubbed the factory of the world, and the largest consumer market for the 21st century, China made a rapid and dramatic growth over the last two decades. This dynamic growth has been led in part by massive direct investment by foreign firms in anticipation of further growth. Knowing their contribution to development, the Chinese government welcomed them. 
 
A slew of antitrust cases against foreign firms in China over the past year, China's recent moves to institute new rules relating to cybersecurity, national security investment reviews, and banking IT, and Chinese media statements have raised substantial concerns among foreign businesses.  Simply put they are wondering whether they remain welcome. In his presentation, Dr. Blanchard will cover China's post-1978 opening to foreign direct investment (FDI) and its causes, foreign investment trends in the post-WTO era, and current FDI developments and their implications.  He also will discuss what possible stance he thinks China will adopt towards FDI in the future.
 
Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard is Distinguished Professor, School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University (China) and Executive Director, Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations (USA). He is the editor of the Palgrave Studies in Asia-Pacific Political Economy book series, a co author of Economic Statecraft and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2013), and  the author or co-author of dozens of  journal articles and book chapters. He also served as the visiting professor of international business, Rikkyo University College of Business.
 
For further information, please contact Rikkyo University College of Business Office at 03-3985-4772 (phone) or cob@rikkyo.ac.jp (email).