High-profile expat departures from China, and reports from relocation and real estate firms suggest that these departures are part of a bigger trend than the usual cyclical slowdown. Official statistics show less demand for expatriate talent than five or ten years ago, at least relative to local hires. But it’s not just companies losing interest in expats; expats, especially those with families, worry about health and the rising cost of living.
In the first of our series of emerging market learning outlooks, Matthew Plowright identifies key themes that foreign investors must understand to be successful in China. Key corporate learning points Despite rising authoritarianism and protectionism China remains key to investors’ global growth strategies Service sector growth and economic stabilisation helped China hit its 2016 […]