PERE: ‘The great Chinese workaround’
Faced with a regulatory crackdown on capital outflows, Chinese investors are finding ways to bypass controls on outbound investing, writes Arshiya Khullar.
From shopping centers, theme parks and cinema chains to the Hollywood production company behind Jurassic World, Chinese developer Dalian Wanda has cast a wide net with its global acquisitions.But in March, the firm’s ambitious overseas crusade hit a bump when its $1 billion buyout of Dick Clark Productions, the operator of the Golden Globe movie awards, was aborted. In media interviews that followed, the group’s founder Wang Jianlin unflinchingly blamed China’s clampdown on overseas investments as a deal-breaker.
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