Germany is the safest place for Chinese investment, followed by New Zealand, Australia and the United States, while Venezuela is the most dangerous, edging out Iraq, Ukraine and Angola, according to rankings released by a mainland think tank on Thursday.
Developed countries took the 10 top spots in the list of 57 destinations rated for investment risk by the Institute of World Economics and Politics, a body under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Many of the nations along the "One Belt, One Road" route languished at the bottom of the rankings, which were based on 41 indicators, including economic fundamentals, debt repayment ability and relations with China.
It was the fourth time the institute had compiled the annual list. The top and bottom-ranking countries were the same as last year.