Qi Ji, founder and CEO of Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd, and French hotel operator Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin (R) pose after a news conference in Paris (REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer).
China’s European Shopping Spree
January 21, 2015,
China is stepping up its investment in Europe. Even France, which had long resisted China's advances, has recently struck several deals with Chinese companies. With that increased investment, writes Philippe Le Corre, will come increased political influence in European affairs.