The goal of this article is to identify and to quantify the determinants of the China's outward foreign direct investments (OFDI). The most important relevant outcomes of the authors dealing with this topic are analysed. In the analysis, 11 indicators are used. There are 2 approaches to detect influence on OFDI applied in the article. The first one uses the factor analysis, cluster analysis and analysis of variances on the sample of 69 countries. The second approach works with the cluster analysis, which is applied on the basis of data of 85 countries. The first approach did not prove the statistically significant difference among the China's FDI in different clusters. The second approach demonstrated the statistical significance in the FDI outflows only in case of one cluster.