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The Foundation BFPE for Responsible Society, with the support of the Center for International Private Enterprises (CIPE), has implemented a series of activities aimed at reviewing the impact of Chinese investment and capital inflows into Serbia. These activities were carried out in the period from September to December 2021 within the project China and Serbia: Review of Strategic Investments.

BFPE held workshops with representatives of the business community, think tank representatives, and academia with the goal of mapping the most relevant sectors of the Serbian economy in which Chinese actors are present, as well as the most important Chinese companies present in Serbia. The result of the workshop was a set of recommendations for the Serbian decision-makers and business community that
would lead to the improvement of the position of Serbian enterprises in relation to the foreign investors, in this case, investors from China.

The Belgrade Security Forum panel on the topic of Chinese investments in Serbia was a follow up to the workshops and another tool to broaden the discussion and to present the findings to the broader public.

Also, BFPE organized a discussion with decision-makers in Serbia to present them the findings, but also to include their input in the discussion on how to improve the position of the Serbian businesses.

As a result of these activities, findings and recommendations were formulated in the publication “China and Serbia Strategic Investments?”. The recommendations were formulated by the program team of the Foundation BFPE for Responsible Society and the findings represent the views of the authors and do not reflect the views of individual participants and CIPE.

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