The screening mechanism covers everything from defence to agriculture and supersedes China’s previous national security review rules introduced in 2011 and 2015. Photo: AFP
The screening mechanism covers everything from defence to agriculture and supersedes China’s previous national security review rules introduced in 2011 and 2015. Photo: AFP

China’s national security screening rules for foreign investments enter force

  • Seen as retaliation for growing opposition to Chinese investments abroad, the laws require screening across a broad range of sectors
  • Foreign businesses in China worry about further market distortions, but Beijing says rules mimic screening mechanisms in other countries

The screening mechanism covers everything from defence to agriculture and supersedes China’s previous national security review rules introduced in 2011 and 2015. Photo: AFP
The screening mechanism covers everything from defence to agriculture and supersedes China’s previous national security review rules introduced in 2011 and 2015. Photo: AFP
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