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Ukraine and Chinese Investment: Caution Amid Potential?

A Eurasianet partner post from FPRI

As Ukraine’s recent economic difficulties persist—the country registered a modest growth rate of 2.3% in 2016, and painful IMF-mandated reforms continue to progress slowly—optimistic commentators forecast an increase—and eventual surge—in Chinese investment in the country. Speculation has been driven by three phenomena in particular: the recent publicity surrounding Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, an uptick in Chinese tourists to Ukraine following more liberal visa policies in March, and Chinese suggestions of commencing free trade zone talks between the two countries this year.
 

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Dong Yan is a doctoral candidate in history at University of California, Los Angeles.

A Eurasianet partner post from FPRI

Ukraine and Chinese Investment: Caution Amid Potential?

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