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g-f(2)89 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE, WSJ, China Overtakes U.S. as World’s Leading Destination for Foreign Direct Investment

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China overtook the U.S. as the world’s top destination for new foreign direct investment last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic amplifies an eastward shift in the center of gravity of the global economy.
  • New investments by overseas businesses into the U.S., which for decades held the No. 1 spot, fell 49% in 2020, according to U.N. figures released Sunday, as the country struggled to curb the spread of the new coronavirus and economic output slumped.
  • China, long ranked No. 2, saw direct investments by foreign companies climb 4%, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said. 

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Eun-Young Jeong is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal based in Seoul. She covers general and corporate news from Korea, including topics on corporate governance, North Korea and regulations. You can reach her by email at and follow her on Twitter at @_eunyoungjeong

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