Investment for development

OECD-China Seminar on “Measuring Foreign Direct Investment to Promote a Harmonious Society”


9 September 2007, Xiamen, China

Jointly organised by the OECD and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), this seminar on "Measuring FDI to promote a harmonious society" took place on 9 September 2007, in Xiamen, China, on the occasion of the 11th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT - 

Discussions focused on:

  • FDI trends and developments in OECD countries;
  • an analysis of recent FDI to and from China;
  • measuring inward/outward investment for policy making, including a case study of Japan;
  • the crucial role of enterprises in information flows for a sound measurement of investment, including a case study of the Netherlands.

The seminar also provided an occasion for the Chinese government to launch a new publication on China’s Outward Investment Statistics.


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