This is my answer of a quora question:
- Investors bring money to China because they can get more profit. There are cheaper labours and production costs in China.
- China have the most large developing market, and a lot of rich guys.
- Some big cities in China like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou have the most richer guys in China, you can easy build a business in these kinds cities to cover most rich guys in China.
- Corruption will hurt some business, and will help other business. For example, company like Google, because they need to protect free speech to make their business work, so they can not function in China. But corruption can help other business, for example if you are a real estate development company, you want clear some field to build some new building, buy each house from each individual householder may cause you a lot of money. In China you can bride some government officer, they can force householders sales their house to you more cheaper.
- Some very famous invest banks, investors, they know how to use corruption government to make easy money, so they really like China.