US companies are canceling investment into China at a faster clip, survey shows

CNBC | September 11, 2019

Some American companies in China are speeding up their move away from the mainland as increasing tariffs continue to hurt their businesses. That’s according to a survey released by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai on Wednesday. More than a quarter of the respondents – or 26.5% – said that in the past year, they have redirected investments originally planned for China to other regions. That’s an increase of 6.9 percentage points from last year, the AmCham report said, noting that technology, hardware, software and services industries had the highest level of changes in investment destination.

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In March 2010, the NextGen Executive Weather Panel (NEWP) tasked the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) with defining the NextGen 4-D Wx Data Cube and the NextGen 4-D Wx Single Authoritative Source (SAS). These tasks were delegated to the JPDO’s Weather Policy Team, with instructions to bound and define a number of policy issues.

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