CHINA - Global Leader in Foreign Investment

Arno Froese

China has overtaken the US as the world’s top destination for new foreign direct investment, according to UN figures.

New investments into America from overseas companies fell by almost half last year, leading to the loss of its number one status.

In contrast, UN figures show direct investment into Chinese firms climbed 4%, putting it number one globally.

The top ranking shows China’s growing influence on the world economic stage.

China had $163bn (£119bn) in inflows last year, compared to $134bn attracted by the US, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its report. 

In 2019, the US received $251bn in new foreign direct investment while China received $140bn.

China, currently involved in a trade war with the US, has been predicted to leapfrog it to the number one position by 2028, according to the UK-based Center for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).

Foreign investment in the US peaked in 2016 at $472bn, when foreign investment in China was $134 billion. 

Since then, investment in China has continued to rise, while in the US it has fallen each year since 2017.

-www.bbc.com, 25 January 2021

Arno's Commentary

We continue to emphasize the dramatic changes taking place in the world with the ascension of communist China. Why? The answer is simple, and is expressed in one word—equality. The nations are racing ahead under the banner of globalism, which quite naturally will result in a richer, freer, and more prosperous world.

Nations in the lower level of economic prosperity, experience military conflict more than those that are successful. Europe, for example, in the past had more wars than any other continent. But today, the European Union operates under the motto, “Unity through diversity.” It is the continent where freedom, prosperity, and security are exhibited to the utmost.

The awakening of China, and with it Southeast Asia, heralds the end-time progress toward ultimate globalism.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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