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2 startling stats on China's retreat from the West

  1. Chinese investment in Europe and the U.S. dropped a whopping 73% in 2018, per the Economist.
  2. And China's net purchases of U.S. real estate last year plummeted to their lowest since 2012. All told, Beijing spent $2.68 billion on U.S. properties in 2018, compared with $19.1 billion in 2016, reports WSJ.

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