The new regulations on foreign investment, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last month, will further strengthen national security and “modernise the investment review process”. Photo: Reuters

US national security concerns return to spotlight as new investment regulations set in

  • New regulations give US government more power to block foreign deals for companies involved in critical infrastructure, technology and sensitive personal data
  • Rules mark the start of a more stringent reality for cross-border deal makers amid Trump administration’s distrust of Chinese firms
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The new regulations on foreign investment, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last month, will further strengthen national security and “modernise the investment review process”. Photo: Reuters
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Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein is an award-winning business journalist with 20 years of experience. She joined the Post in 2017, after a decade based in the US reporting for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She was part of the Time Magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award, breaking the China SARS story.