Why do I think so?
One of the lead researchers, Dr. Ward Anseeuw (from the French research center CIRAC) said to the BBC. "We see from the new data that the activities of China have been overestimated... In the press you see China everywhere, but in the database there is not as much China as we think there is."
Yes. Exactly what I and others have been saying for some years now.
H/t to Eckart Woertz and Martin Keulertz. Eckart's new book, Oil for Food, on the Gulf States and land acquisitions has just been published by Oxford University Press.