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“Buy What China Buys”: 3 Investment Classes To Watch Now

Investors Looking To Profit From China’ Economic Growth Need Creativity, Cultural Insight, Curiosity

Knowing when to invest in China, and what to invest in, takes creativity, keen worldview, and a knowledge of Chinese culture and trends.  © Wang Guangyi

Knowing when to invest in China, and what to invest in, takes creativity, keen worldview, and a knowledge of Chinese culture and trends. © Wang Guangyi

Many foreign investors looking to get involved with investment in China look at trends described by (primarily) western commentators or businesspeople, who generally describe trends over the last 10 years along with their strategies for making money in the Mainland market. While former success can provide good insight into the particularities of Chinese business, there is no indication that past performance will correlate with future payoffs. To see where future opportunities will lie in China, we should, instead, look at what the Chinese are buying, and how they’re investing. It is, after all, their country, and who understands it better than them?

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