One would probably to curry favour with the Chinese government and deepen relations. Another would be to provide our own enterprises opportunities. For example GLCs like Surbana/JTC would probably gain an upper hand in bidding for consultancy projects at such G to G projects?
I still recall this very clearly when it happen and how many people were burned. We were use to get in to teach them how to build their own and what they did was use what they learn/copy within the same project period to quickly build way faster Industrial parks of their own around the Suzhou Industrial Park we cooperated with them to build. One they have learned and they seem to do it very quickly, they don't need us anymore. Talk about a slap in our face and you know who's too.
And what about the many now famed GHOST CITIES that are erected up but totally empty for years in their over anticipation of a fast economy and real estate boom. All of which has not seen any result for many years yet and remain empty. There is ambitious and there is ambitious.