According to the Agency Thomson Reuters, in 2016 the Chinese Corporation invested in the Israeli economy 16.5 billion dollars, almost 10 times more than the year before.
A significant portion of this amount accounted for investments in Israeli start-up companies focusing on the sector of cyber security and medtech.
The Agency notes that one of the reasons for the dramatic growth of Chinese investment in Israel began their decline in the United States. Over the past year, Chinese companies have cancelled planned investments in the American economy in the amount of 26.3 billion.
Experts explain redirecting the flow of Chinese investment to the tightening of regulation in the United States, as well as lower volume of investments required for the acquisition of Israeli companies in comparison with the American company.