National Security

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Canadian Parliament Considers Investment Review Legislation Amendments

As the Canadian Parliament debates an amended version of its investment screening legislation, concerns about Chinese investment have been prominent, especially from the Conservative opposition.

FOIA Request Shows Trump Administration's Efforts To Exclude Huawei from Oman Telecoms Networks

In recent years, the U.S. has made an active push to convince other countries not to use Huawei products in their telecoms networks. Through a FOIA request, CTM obtained some details of U.S. efforts to convince Oman to choose Ericsson over Huawei.

Huawei Files Lawsuits against UK and Portugal

In recent months, there have been reports and commentary about investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits by Huawei against the governments of both the United Kingdom and Portugal, as well as a lawsuit in domestic court against Portugal.

China Sanctions Two U.S. Defense Firms

Last week, Beijing announced that it will sanction two U.S. companies -- Northrop Grumman and a Lockheed Martin unit -- over their arms sales to Taiwan. But experts pointed out that what comes next as part of the sanctions is unclear at the moment.

U.S. Court Rejects Chinese Telecom Providers' Appeal

In an opinion issued yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to revoke the authority of Pacific Networks Corp. and ComNet (USA) LLC to provide domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the United States.

Biden Administration Moves Forward with Outbound Investment Restrictions Targeting China

Yesterday, the Biden administration announced the first steps towards executive branch action on restricting new U.S. investment in China in several sectors with a close connection to the development of military technology. Additional Congressional action in this area may follow soon.

CFIUS Finds Gotion Battery Investment Not Covered Transaction

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) -- an interagency taskforce overseen by the Department of the Treasury -- has determined that Chinese company Gotion's proposed battery facility in Michigan is not a covered real estate transaction or purchase, and can move forward.
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