A Kuka robot serves beer at the Hanover Fair in Germany on April 24, 2017. The acquisition of the German industrial robotics manufacturer by appliance maker Midea in 2016 has led to concerns about investments by Chinese companies in Europe. Photo: AFP A Kuka robot serves beer at the Hanover Fair in Germany on April 24, 2017. The acquisition of the German industrial robotics manufacturer by appliance maker Midea in 2016 has led to concerns about investments by Chinese companies in Europe. Photo: AFP
A Kuka robot serves beer at the Hanover Fair in Germany on April 24, 2017. The acquisition of the German industrial robotics manufacturer by appliance maker Midea in 2016 has led to concerns about investments by Chinese companies in Europe. Photo: AFP
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As the US-China trade war rages, scepticism over Chinese-led deals rises in Europe

  • Environment ‘tougher’ as concerns grow among European governments over Chinese efforts to acquire technology leaders
  • European Union considering new measures to block deals on national security grounds

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A Kuka robot serves beer at the Hanover Fair in Germany on April 24, 2017. The acquisition of the German industrial robotics manufacturer by appliance maker Midea in 2016 has led to concerns about investments by Chinese companies in Europe. Photo: AFP A Kuka robot serves beer at the Hanover Fair in Germany on April 24, 2017. The acquisition of the German industrial robotics manufacturer by appliance maker Midea in 2016 has led to concerns about investments by Chinese companies in Europe. Photo: AFP
A Kuka robot serves beer at the Hanover Fair in Germany on April 24, 2017. The acquisition of the German industrial robotics manufacturer by appliance maker Midea in 2016 has led to concerns about investments by Chinese companies in Europe. Photo: AFP
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