U.S.-China investment flows slide to nine year-low as bilateral tensions escalate
By Editor - Wed Sep 16, 11:31 pm
Investment between the United States and China tumbled to a nine-year low in the first half of 2020, hit by bilateral tensions that could see more Chinese companies come under pressure to divest U.S. operations, a research report said. Investment, both direct investment by companies and venture capital flows, between the two countries fell 16.2% to $10.9 billion in January-June from the same period a year earlier – also hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures from consultancy Rhodium Group. Citing national security risks posed by Chinese technology firms, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has sharply expanded actions to hobble Chinese companies.