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Examining New Data on Chinese Foreign Direct Investment across the Wider Mediterranean Region

File image of a 2023 launch of a new Huawei cloud data center in Saudi Arabia. Although Chinese FDI in the Kingdom fell in 2022, analysts say it's since rebounded. Image via Huawei.

Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Mediterranean region grew by 5% in 2022 but differed by region. While the Middle East accounted for the bulk of the increase, southern Europe and North Africa suffered investment slumps.

This is the key takeaway from a new regional investment survey released by the ChinaMed project, a research initiative tracking Chinese regional engagement.

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