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Two Newer Developments — Foreign Mergers and Satellite Export Controls — Contradiction Between Investment and Trade Policies?

     Two pending developments are of great interest — relating to foreign corporate investments into the U.S. concerning critical technologies and pending changes in satellite export control rules. They show the growing contradiction within U.S. trade and investment policies. The … Continue reading

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New Trade Developments and the U.S. — Careful Examination Needed.

A host of new trade developments recently have raised issues of U.S. national interests, national security, foreign investment, and issues of U.S. regulations. The represent a very dynamic and fluid situation that bears carefull  examination in this election season and … Continue reading

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National Security and Chinese Investment — Presidential Politics?

Two recent actions by the United States, one by President Obama and another by the House Intelligence Committee raise the issue again of China – U.S. trade relations and national security. ….. President Obama ordered a Chinese firm to divest ownership in … Continue reading

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Chinese Trade Disputes and Direct Investment — Don’t Let Trade Disputes Derail Foreign Investment into the U.S.

Beijing has responded to recent U.S. imposition of 31% antidumping measures on Chinese solar panels by finding that U.S. subsidizes clean-energy projects in violation of international trade law under the WTO. These U.S. and Chinese trade actions only heat up U.S.-China trade relations to … Continue reading

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Foreign Investment and National Security – Restricting Huawei’s Contracts & Investments – Wrong Signal?

Various attempts to acquire business opportunities in the U.S. by the Chinese telecom company, Huawei, have been blocked by the federal government. These federal actions have been based upon national security concerns over technology transfer and cybersecurity.  Global mergers and foreign investment are … Continue reading

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Chinese Investment & State Economic Development in the U.S. — A Good Idea.

As a result of the 2008 global financial crisis and the Great Recession, states are confronting fierce fiscal challenges and the job market is weak. In addition, the U.S. economy is not recovering as it has in past economic downturns. … Continue reading

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