National Security

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Chinese Investment in Corn-Milling Plant in North Dakota May Get CFIUS Scrutiny

A Chinese company's plan to build a corn-milling plant in North Dakota has led to objections from local residents and members of Congress, and could be subject to a CFIUS review in order to alleviate concerns about national security.

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Testimony to House of Representatives Touches on Various China Trade Issues

Following up on her Senate testimony yesterday, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo responded to a number of questions related to China trade issues at a House of Representatives hearing today, including on critical minerals, an anti-circumvention inquiry related to Chinese solar panels, and outbound investment screening.

Senator Rubio Urges FCC To Further Restrict Chinese Telecom Companies

In a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) requested the FCC "to ensure dangerous Chinese telecommunications firms present in the U.S. are unable to evade restrictions and impair American national security."

Republican Senators Urge CFIUS Review of Chinese Acquisition of U.S. Semiconductor Company

Last week, five Republican Senators sent a letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the Department to conduct a Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review of Chinese-funded Alphawave IP Group’s intent to acquire U.S.-based semiconductor IP developer OpenFive, "a

Republican Members of Congress Seek Biden Administration Pressure on UK To Prevent Chinese Purchase of Semiconductor Facility

As we discussed here, the UK government is conducting a national security review of the acquisition of the Newport Wafer Fab, a semiconductor factory in Wales, by the Chinese-owned technology company Nexperia. Several Republican members of Congress are now urging the Biden administration to press the UK government to stop

UK Parliament Discusses Acquisition of Welsh Semiconductor Factory by Chinese Company, Security Review Underway

In the UK House of Lords last week, a question was raised regarding the acquisition of the Newport Wafer Fab, a semiconductor factory in Wales, by the Chinese-owned technology company Nexperia. In response, the UK government has made clear that a national security review of the transaction is underway.

FCC Adds Two Chinese Telecom Companies to National Security List

Last Friday, the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau added equipment and services from two Chinese companies, China Telecom (Americas) Corp and China Mobile International USA Inc. (as well as one Russian company) to its list of communications equipment and services "that have been deemed a threat to national
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