Date of Degree

5-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Program

Liberal Studies

Advisor

Yan Sun

Subject Categories

International Relations | Political Science

Keywords

China; Development; Foreign Direct Investment

Abstract

The Chinese economy has sustained a high rate of growth during the last three decades. This economic growth has been the outcome of an innovative strategy, which the Chinese leadership has been implementing within the model of the state directed economy. This strategy has been manifested in a variety of tactical moves one of which is the utilization of Foreign Direct Investment as a source of finance and industrial know-how. The argument in this study is that Foreign Direct Investment has positively contributed to the phenomenal growth of the Chinese economy. Moreover, the performance of Foreign Direct Investment in China has generally behaved as expected by the theory of it. As a result, future extrapolation about the behavior of Foreign Direct Investment in China based on the theoretical models is permissible.

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