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Europe Moves To Better Monitor Foreign Investments, Sort Of A CFIUS

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


WASHINGTON: The European Union has taken a major step toward more effective national security screening of foreign direct investments, implementing a new “framework”  for the EU. It is the beginning of a more unified approach across the vast market on a long-standing issue. Even though China is not explicitly targeted in the new document, the timing of… Keep reading →

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Israeli Worries About Chinese Investment Spark Calls For Closer Scrutiny

Posted by Arie Egozi on


TEL AVIV: Israel needs something like America’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to monitor and, when needed, curtail Chinese investment that may pose a national security threat. “Surprisingly, we don’t have a body that supervises operations of Chinese companies in Israel and that is very worrying. I hope that this will… Keep reading →

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DoD, White House Likely To Fight Chinese Monopoly on Rare Earth Minerals

Posted by Paul McLeary on


With an Executive Order and a new study due soon that promises to take a hard line against Chinese imports, the Trump administration is opening a new front, while protecting the US defense industry.

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Tighten Monitoring Of Chinese Investments, Experts Tell HASC

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON:  As China forges ahead trying to grab the head of the technology table by throwing money, policy and people at quantum computing and artificial intelligence, the US should carefully watch what companies China invests in or tries to buy. Those were the conclusions of three of the top China and technology experts in Washington… Keep reading →

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Sexual Assault, LCS, Markups And Chinese Pork

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The dominant issue of tomorrow’s markup and the later amendment votes will not be the size of the Navy fleet, the future of the F-35, Tricare for life, or America’s strategic relationship with China. Sexual assault in the military, the hot-button issue currently leading the headlines, will dominate floor time when the defense policy… Keep reading →

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BAE-EADS Merger Lives Or Dies On French, Germans Learning To Let Go

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Paris and Berlin are in a bind as British-based BAE and Franco-German giant EADs, the parent company of Airbus, seek approval to merge into the world’s largest aerospace company. If the French and German governments accept the companies’ current merger terms, their ability to influence the new tri-national behemoth will be sharply diminished and they… Keep reading →

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Interview with Sean O’Keefe, CEO of EADS North America

Posted by Colin Clark on


Paris: Any time one American defense company buys another it can trigger government review for a host of reasons, from antitrust to security concerns. When an American company financed by a foreign entity tries to buy another American company it triggers review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). It is… Keep reading →

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