US lawmakers are poised to debate a new review process for outbound American investment that could affect China. Photo: Reuters
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Over 40 per cent of US investment in China facing review under proposed law
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US lawmakers are poised to debate a new review process for outbound American investment that could affect China. Photo: Reuters
Over 40 per cent of US investment in China facing review under proposed law

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