China Updates

China Updates

As the tensions between US and China continue to escalate, the two countries are both taking an increasingly protectionist stance against each other. Over the past few years, both US and China have adopted a series of rules and regulations that affect cross-border investments and cross-border commerce.

The US has significantly tightened its export controls regulations, often specifically targeting China and Chinese companies such as Huawei. Chinese investments in the US is facing the highest regulatory scrutiny in a long time, especially in the areas of sensitive personal data, critical infrastructure and critical technology. Meanwhile, China has adopted a series of actions, including the adoption of the Foreign Investment Law, aiming to encourage foreign investment. However, regulatory burdens on foreign investors are still high.

Haynes and Boone developed this resource center to keep track of key legal/regulatory developments in both the US and China that could affect US-China cross-border investments and cross-border commerce. We aim to help companies and investors better understand the practical aspects of these developments and stay nimble to achieve their cross-board investment/commerce goals.

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What the CFIUS 2020 Annual Report Says About Investment from China
August, 10 2021

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) is required by law to provide a confidential report to Congress each year regarding foreign investment activities, CFIUS filings and related matters. The public version of the CFIUS Annual Report to Congress for Calendar Year 2020 (the “2020 Report”) has recently been released. One of the more noteworthy revelations of the CFIUS 2 [...]