In late 2009 12.000 local Chinese investors in a total of 13,000 companies with direct foreign investments were launched. Direct investments were spread over 177 countries and territories around the world. In 2009, China’s direct investment abroad amounted to U.S. $ 56.5 million, placing fifth in the world.
In the next five years, China will have a number of large multinational companies. These projection serve to solidify the growing perception of China as a global economic powerhouse.