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. https://www.lawfareblog.com/chinas-foreign-investment-law-fails-address-us-concerns
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CHINA’S FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW FAILS TO ADDRESS U.S. CONCERNS
Amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade talks, China has fast-tracked a piece of legislation that serves as its most immediate answer to U.S. concerns regarding Chinese state-directed economic policies and barriers to market access. The draft Foreign Investment Law intends to reform China’s foreign investment regime; its vague provisions, however, will have more far-reaching national security implications for the United States. If such provisions are not adequately addressed before a deal is finalized, Washington will have missed an ideal opportunity to push for so-called “structural reforms” vis-a-vis China’s economic policies while preventing loopholes that allow for the Chinese government’s intrusion into any foreign business activity that it sees as endangering its national security—a category that appears to be increasingly broad from Beijing’s perspective. AUSTIN LOWE READ MORE