Until 2012 Australia was the largest recipient of Chinese Outbound Direct Investment (ODI), but dropped to second place behind the United States in 2013. Australia was able to rely on its natural resources endowments and various other comparative advantages including geography. The slow down of investment in the Australian resources sector exposed Australia to more global competition for diversifying Chinese investment.
China News from the Business School
The primary motivator for Chinese investing in Australia is profitability, according to a key survey conducted by KPMG and the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre. More
Chinese investment demystified: Minister launches KPMG - University of Sydney Business School website 11 Apr 2014
The first interactive online resource designed to dispel the myths surrounding Chinese investment in Australia and inform debate on the issue has been launched in Shanghai today by the Commonwealth Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb. More
Turning point for Chinese investment into Australia - New research a wakeup call for Australia 17 Mar 2014
The latest report into Chinese direct investment by KPMG, The University of Sydney's China Studies Centre and Professor Hans Hendrischke of the University of Sydney Business School titled, Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia, March 2014 Update, finds Chinese investment in Australia declined by 10% during 2013, against a backdrop of an overall global increase in Chinese outbound investment during the year. More