Chinese Technology Acquisitions in the Nordic Region

There are strong mutual economic interests between China and Europe, and specifically the Nordic region. The Nordic region enthusiastically welcomes free and open trade as well as foreign direct investment (FDI) and views it as a matter of national pride. This economic openness is attractive to Chinese investors. Although there is growing awareness across the Nordic region of the risks of Chinese investment, this awareness is reluctant and episodic. The CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Technology Policy Program set out to better understand why and how three Nordic countries—Sweden, Finland, and Denmark—approach Chinese investment in small, indigenous technology start-ups and identifies concerns about Chinese investments providing access to technology, infrastructure, and markets.




This report was made possible by general support from SAIC.

James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program

Heather A. Conley