Since the beginning of this year, China has spent about $84 billion in foreign mergers and acquisitions, though some estimates are even higher, according to Thomson Reuters. The country and its corporations are on pace to blow out of the water last year's record Chinese foreign purchases, which reached $109 billion.
China's recent economic plans include owning more ag and food companies. State-supported business interests are making the plan real. DTN's five-part series, "China's Next Steps," looks at what this means for U.S. farmers who have become more reliant on China as an export market.