Gemueva Karina
Chinese tourism in EU: humanitarian and investment aspects of development
Publication Type:

The aim of the article is to consider the EU countries as the direction of Chinese tourism and investments of Chinese companies in the tourism sector. The first part studies the current stage of development of Chinese tourism in EU countries. The analysis reveals the complexity of accurate assessment of tourism flows from China to the European Union. Much attention is given to the outstanding characteristics of Chinese outbound tourism, including passion for shopping and broad using of mobile payment platforms. The author points out several problems that can be connected with Chinese tourism, such as overtourism and «uncivilized behavior». The second part concentrates on Chinese investments in the tourism sector of the EU countries. It is spoken in detail about M&A deals related to airports, airlines, travel companies, hotels and large entertainment centers. At the same time different investment strategies used by Chinese investors are underlined. Further the author describes several examples of bilateral cooperation in serving Chinese tourists. Successful results are more common for companies invested in the field of their expertise or for those used partnership with local partner instead of aggressive investments. Since introduction of tighter capital control policies in China in 2017, a number of Chinese companies famous for their high-profile transactions in tourism sector began coming under pressure. In some cases such companies were forced to sell its overseas assets including tourism infrastructure in EU countries. The author believes that extensive penetration of EU tourism market by Chinese companies during last decade thereafter will be significantly limited.

Keywords: China | EU | Chinese investments | Chinese tourism |


Chufrin Gennady
Российско-китайская весна [Текст] / Г.И. Чуфрин // Прямые инвестиции. – 2013. – № 6. – С. 12 – 15.

Salitskii Alexander, Salitskaya E.A.
США – Китай: тупики и парадоксы торговой войны // Вестник Российской академии наук. 2020. Т. 90, № 7. С. 653-663. DOI 10.31857/S0869587320070099.

Kvashnin Yuri, Ponedelko Galina
The Development of Stable Tourism in the European Union

Avilova Agnessa
Китайский капитал в странах ЕС: пример Португалии // Общественные науки и современность. 2020. № 6. С. 65-77. DOI 10.31857/S086904990013050-7.

Rogozhin Alexander
Американо-китайский торговый конфликт и страны Юго-Восточной Азии [Текст] / А. А. Рогожин // Юго-Восточная Азия: актуальные проблемы развития. – 2019. – Т. 1. – № 1 (42). – С. 32-37.

Mikheev Vasily
Российско-китайские отношения [Текст] / В. В. Михеев // Russia Policy Review [на корейском языке]. – 2019. – Т. 3. – № 2. – С. 30-35.

Reznikova Oksana
PRC and Central Asia Countries: Direct Investment Flows.

Potapov Maxim
Когда юань станет мировой валютой? [Текст] / М. А. Потапов // Проблемы Дальнего Востока. – 2018. – № 2. – С. 173-177. – Рец. на кн.: Селищев А.С, Селищев Н.А., Селищев А.А. Финансовые рынки и институты Китая. М.: ИНФРА-М, 2016. – 258 с. ; Селищев А.С, Селищев Н.А., Селищев А.А. Китайский юань: на пути к глобальному статусу. – М.: ИНФРА-М, 2018. – 352 с.

Dmitriev Sergey
Американо-китайские внешнеэкономические связи на этапе "частичного разъединения" // США и Канада: экономика, политика, культура. 2023. № 8. С. 69-79. DOI 10.31857/S2686673023080072.

Ponedelko Galina
Sustainable tourism as a factor in the regional development of EU countries

Kudrov Valentin
Russia and China: whose economic reforms more effective?

Salitskii Alexander
Китайский опыт: модель или антимодель? /А.И. Салицкий, В.В. Таций // Проблемы Дальнего Востока. – 2014. –№ 4. – С. 144 – 158.

Salitskii Alexander, Gemueva Karina
Европейские дискуссии о китайской инициативе «один пояс – один путь» [Текст] / А. И. Салицкий, К. А. Гемуева, Н. К. Семенова // Восточная аналитика. – 2018. – № 3. – С. 36-42.

Kuznetsov Alexey, Malysheva Dina
The Chinese Factor in Kazakhstan

Perova Margarita
Компании Китая в высокотехнологичных отраслях экономики США // Пространственная экономика. 2020. Т. 16, № 3. С. 139-155. DOI 10.14530/se.2020.3.139-155.

Lukonin Sergey, Anosov Boris
China: Decarbonising the Economy and Adhering to the ESG Principles

Vakhrushin Ivan
The US Policy of Sanctions and Restrictions against China. Beijing’s Tactical Countermeasures and Strategic Counteraction Potential

Kondrat’ev Vladimir
Разработано в Китае [Текст] / В.Б. Кондратьев // Прямые инвестиции. – 2014. – №  1-2. – С. 66 – 71.

Pusenkova Nina
Российская энергетическая политика на востоке: китайские головоломки Роснефти // Russie.Nei.Visions, Париж: ИФРИ, апрель 2013, № 70.

Volodin Andrey
Поучительный анализ [Электронный ресурс] / А.Г. Володин // Мир и политика. – 2011. – № 7 (58). – С. 84-88
Related publications

Comments (0)

No comments

Add comment

First news
Institute News

On February 21, 2024, at 14:30 in the Academician Inozemtsev conference hall a meeting of the Scientific-Theoretical Seminar of the Center for Comparative Socio-Economic and Political Studies on the topic "Science, Religion, Society in the Dynamics of the Modern World" will be held.



The 4th issue for 2023 of the journal “Russia and the New State of Eurasia” has been published. The issue opens with the article on the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on the formation of the new world order. Much attention is also paid to other countries located in the European part of the post-Soviet space.


Recently Published