In recent years Europe has become a primary focus for Chinese investment. In the context of the rolling out of Chinese government plans such as its Belt and Road Initiative and Made in China 2025, and the fact that many Chinese companies are either controlled or influenced by the Communist Party, major consequences for Europe’s economic development (and its social, political and geopolitical corollaries) are now in train. This Special Issue provides a major advance in our understanding of these questions and this introductory article offers a framework for comprehending the other articles that constitute it. Additionally, the introduction provides an assessment of how the Special Issue’s collective contribution advances our understanding of the dynamics of China’s externalisation and its implications for European economic development.
|Journal||Development and Change|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 17 Jun 2021|