FDI 2004-2010: $27.3 billion
China's FDI in the Cayman Islands has varied over the seven-year period, jumping as high as $7.8 billion in 2006 before falling back to $3.5 billion in 2010.
Of the $7.3 billion of Chinese FDI for Latin America in 2009, 73 percent was invested in the Cayman Islands. According to experts, a majority of money invested by foreign companies in tax havens such as the Cayman and British Virgin Islands is to take advantage of tax breaks.
The practice, known as "round-tripping," makes it difficult to know the exact amount of Chinese investments abroad and allows large investments by state-owned firms to be hidden.
The Cayman Islands have followed the British Virgin Islands by signing a tax information exchange agreement with China in September 2011 to disclose the names of Chinese owners of local firms, but the agreement has yet to be put into effect.
Pictured: George Town, Cayman Islands