Outward Foreign Direct Investment by Chinese National Oil Companies

Ilan Alon, Guy Chun Kai Leung, Timothy J. Simpson

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Developed countries have become increasingly suspicious about the rapid growth of Chinese investments in their home countries and abroad, commonly citing potential threats to national security and global governance as the main sources of anxieties. As a result, policy measures in some developed markets have been put in place to create additional regulation and oversight, specifically in highly regulated and strategic industries, such as the oil sector. This article refutes a number of popular myths about Chinese investments in the global oil industry, and suggests a more rigorous dialogue with the Chinese authorities relating to their integration into international institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-312
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of East-West Business
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • OFDI
  • emerging markets multinationals
  • energy security
  • oil companies
  • state-owned


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