Now we have to look at China's historical response to periods of rapid economic and social upheaval. Everyone reading this blog was told of this years ago.
(Xinhua) In year-on-year terms, FDI edged down 0.74 percent to $8.4 billion in April, following a 6.1 percent drop in March, 0.9 percent decline in February and 0.3 percent fall in January. The country received $37.88 billion of FDI in the first four months, down 2.38 percent from a year earlier. Investment from the debt-ridden European Union plunged 27.9 percent in the January-April period from a year ago. However, that from the United States and Japan climbed 1.9 percent and 16 percent, respectively. The nation approved the establishment of 7,016 foreign-invested companies in the first four months, down 13.94 percent from a year ago. The country's non-financial overseas direct investment totaled $23.16 billion in the first four months, up 72.8 percent from a year earlier.