China’s outbound investment is stirring great expectations in the US and globally. But might a shift be underway? Driven by regulatory changes, Chinese foreign direct investment flows into North America and Europe dropped by $80 billion last year to $30 billion. What changes drove this decline? And in what ways did US-China trade tensions play into FDI dynamics? Join the Atlantic Council and Baker McKenzie on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (EDT) for a discussion on the recent trends in Chinese FDI in North America and Europe. The event will mark the launch of Baker McKenzie’s latest report, Chinese FDI: A New Reality.


Kurt Campbell

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The Asia Group;

Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

US Department of State

Ana Swanson

Correspondent for Trade

and International Economics

New York Times

Rod Hunter


Baker McKenzie;

Former Senior Director for International Economics

US National Security Council (NSC)


Thilo Hanemann


Rhodium Group;

Senior Policy Fellow

Mercator Institute for China Studies (Berlin)


Bart Oosterveld

C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth;

Director, Global Business & Economics Program

Atlantic Council


Jason Marczak 

Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council