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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2023, 5(20); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2023.052011.

The Impact of Regional Economic Integration on the Cross-Border Investment of Chinese Enterprises


Jiaqi Xiong1,2, Xiaoping Wang1

Corresponding Author:
Xiaoping Wang

1Faculty of Professional Finance & Accountancy, Shanghai Business School, Shanghai, China

2Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, China


This paper analyzes the impact of regional economic integration on the cross-border investment of Chinese enterprises. On the basis of the overview of regional economic integration, the current situation of China’s regional economic integration and cross-border investment of Chinese enterprises are analyzed. It reveals that regional economic integration has a positive impact on the cross-border investment of Chinese enterprises, especially in promoting the transformation and upgrading of enterprises and improving the international business environment. At the same time, it puts forward the predicament and challenges in international trade competition, including rising trade protectionism and exchange rate risks brought by regional economic integration to the cross-border investment of Chinese enterprises. Based on the aforementioned analysis, this paper proposes the following suggestions. First, government agencies should actively participate in regional economic cooperation organizations to expand their scope of cooperation. Second, Chinese multinational enterprises should comprehensively understand and effectively utilize the preferential policies and rules of the free trade areas to enhance their international competitiveness and formulate sound exchange rate hedging strategies. By proposing measures at both the government and enterprise levels, this paper aims to enable Chinese enterprises to better engage in cross-border investment activities.


Regional Economic Integration, Cross-border Investment, Trade competition

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Jiaqi Xiong, Xiaoping Wang. The Impact of Regional Economic Integration on the Cross-Border Investment of Chinese Enterprises. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 20: 78-85. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2023.052011.


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