National Security

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After State Visit, Germany Rejects Chinese Investments in Two Chipmakers

Media reports indicate that the German government has blocked Chinese investments in two domestic semiconductor producers, based on concerns about national security, in particular the transfer of technological know-how.

Canada Orders Divestiture of Investments by Three Chinese Companies in Canadian Critical Minerals

The Canadian government announced yesterday that it had ordered the divestiture of investments by three Chinese companies in Canadian critical mineral companies operating in both Canada and in South America.

Think Tank Study Looks at U.S. Federal/State Purchases of Chinese Equipment

A new report from a Washington D.C.-based think tank examines federal and state procurement of tech equipment, and concludes that state-level purchases of Chinese equipment are a significant problem, and that better coordination of federal and state policies is needed to address it.

Germany Finds Compromise on Port Purchase, Still Searching for Broader China Strategy

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz seems to be sending friendly signals toward Beijing ahead of his state visit early next month, with the latest effort being help in crafting a compromise on a Chinese company's purchase of a minority stake in a container port in Hamburg.

U.S. Pushes Mexico Not To Buy Chinese Scanners

Recent reporting indicates that the U.S. government is trying to persuade Mexico not to use Chinese-made scanners as part of its border security operations.

Controversy in Germany over Possible Sale of Port of Hamburg to Chinese Company

A proposed purchase by a Chinese company of a stake in an important German port has led to divisions within the German government, and prospects for regulatory approval are uncertain.

UK Extends Deadline to Remove Huawei from 5G Networks

Last week, a UK government department slightly modified the deadlines for its telecoms companies to remove Huawei products from its 5G network.
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