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Facts and Fallacies about U.S. FDI in China
journal contributionposted on 2007-10-01, 00:00 authored by Lee BranstetterLee Branstetter, C. Fritz Foley
Despite the rapid expansion of U.S.-China trade ties, the increase in U.S. FDI in China, and the expanding amount of economic research exploring these developments, a number of misconceptions distort the popular understanding of U.S. multinationals in China. In this paper, we seek to correct four common misunderstandings by providing a statistical portrait of several aspects of U.S. affiliate activity in the country and placing this activity in its appropriate economic context.