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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Xi’s Policies Discouraging Foreign Investments

The increasing authoritarianism of Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to be discouraging foreign investors.


Beijing took actions such as banning semiconductors from the US chip firm Micron earlier in the year and sending police to the office of the US consulting giant Bain & Company in April. I Photo: Bain & Company



In the first quarter of 2023, foreign investments in China amounted to $20 billion, a significant decrease from $100 billion during the same period the previous year, The Week magazine reported.


Many Western companies are concerned about becoming entangled in the escalating superpower conflict between the US and China.



Beijing took actions such as banning semiconductors from the US chip firm Micron earlier in the year and sending police to the office of the US consulting giant Bain & Company in April.


Simultaneously, Xi has initiated a regulatory crackdown on Chinese Big Tech firms that could pose a challenge to his authority.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

Reports from China now suggest a widespread lack of confidence among citizens in their government's ability to lead effectively.


Richard Li, the owner of a struggling auto parts business, expressed his concerns, saying, "The most terrifying thing is that everyone around me is uncertain about what to do next." Such despair creates risks that extend beyond China's economy.




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