President Obama has blocked a Chinese investment fund from buying a German semiconductor company

Signal of change / President Obama has blocked a Chinese investment fund from buying a German semiconductor company

By Madhumitha Ardhanari / 06 Dec 2016
President Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese deal to buy a high-tech company on national security grounds, an unusual step that could set the stage for greater tensions between his successor, Donald J. Trump, and a Chinese government determined to bolster its technological capabilities. The intervention in a Chinese company’s bid to buy a German semiconductor company, Aixtron, comes after Chinese companies have spent billions to acquire technology in Europe and the United States. American officials have increasingly moved to stop such deals, but Chinese companies have shown growing adeptness in getting around those restrictions to strike up relationships that could someday lead to greater access to technology.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/business/dealbook/china-aixtron-obama-cfius.html?_r=0

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