The Analysis of the Investment Climate in China after the Financial Crisis


Is Chinese investment climate worse off after the financial crisis? Has the investment climate structure in China changed? Based on these two questions, by comparing the investment situation between 2007 and 2013 in different provinces and cities, the paper uses principal component analysis and cluster analysis from province, cluster and region perspectives to study the regional investment climate changes in China after the financial crisis. The study shows that after the financial crisis the general investment climate does not have huge changes. The east, middle, and west regions have significant differences, among which there is better investment climate in the east region, the evolvement in the middle region is distinct, whilst the improvement from the west region is less. This paper also gives a few political suggestions towards the results.

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Cheng, Y. and Lu, J. (2015) The Analysis of the Investment Climate in China after the Financial Crisis. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 156-165. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.312017.

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