Chinese Foreign Investment

Total 11 Posts

Chinese Purchase of Korean Semiconductor Company Rejected in CFIUS Review

In mid-September, we wrote about a CFIUS review of a proposed purchase of a South Korean semiconductor company by a Chinese equity fund. The purchase has now been cancelled, as it could not obtain approval from CFIUS. In March of this year, the South Korean company Magnachip announced its sale

European Commission Report on Foreign Investment Screening Provides Snapshot of Chinese Investment Flows

Earlier this week, the European Commission announced the publication of its first report on foreign direct investment screening since the new EU screening regulation came into force a year ago. The report offers a broad overview of the operation of the regulation, and in that context provides a bit of

Biden Extends National Emergency With Respect to Threat From Securities Investments that Finance Chinese Companies

In a notice posted yesterday, President Biden decided to continue for 1 year the national emergency declared by President Trump, and later expanded by Biden, with respect to "the threat from securities investments that finance" certain Chinese companies. As explained in yesterday's notice, on November 12, 2020, by Executive Order

U.S. Senators Introduce New Bill to Broaden CFIUS

On November 2, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) introduced a bill to expand the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review foreign investments where sensitive personal information is involved. The bill, S. 3130, is titled Protecting Sensitive Personal Data Act.

Senator Introduces Bill To "Increase Scrutiny over Chinese Investments on U.S. Soil"

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) has introduced the Exposing China’s Belt and Road Investment in America Act of 2021, which he said is designed "to review investments that businesses controlled by the Chinese Communist Party make on U.S. soil." He further stated that "China routinely makes such 'greenfield' investments

USITC Report on Caribbean Trade Offers Insights on Chinese Investment in the Region

On September 30, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) issued its 25th report on the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), a U.S. program "intended to encourage economic growth and development in the Caribbean Basin countries by promoting increased production and exports of nontraditional products." As part of

CFIUS and Korean Government Finishing up Security Review of Chinese Purchase of Korean Semiconductor Company

Based on a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), President Biden may soon issue a decision to block the purchase of a South Korean semiconductor company by a Chinese equity fund due to national security concerns, although the outcome is still uncertain at this
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