As mentioned above, the statistics released by the Ger-
man Federal Bank are subject to certain restrictions.
It is therefore useful to evaluate in addition datasets from
other sources to get a broader picture of the impact of
Chinese FDI on employment in Germany. GTAI (2014: 8) , using
statistics reported by the sixteen German federal states,
assumes that a total of 1, 300 Chinese companies are oper-
ating in Germany, employing some 16, 000 people.
The EY European Investment Monitor also provides insights
into the potential effects of Chinese investments on the
German labor market. The Monitor reports that Chinese
greenfield investments in Germany have created 5, 002
j obs in the years between 2004 and 2014. About 75 percent
(3, 766) were created in the final three years of that period,
with fluctuations over the reporting decade being mainly
attributed to individual maj or proj ects (EY2015).
Over-all, the report’ s authors expect Chinese investment to con-
tinue creating j obs in Germany. Since Germany is becoming
increasingly important as a target for Chinese FDI , there is
certainly potential for this to be realized.