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The US and Europe should share info and track Chinese investment flows

China, the source of largesse especially to eastern and southern European countries, is playing one region off against the other.

The ground shifted after Midea, a Chinese manufacturer of appliances, acquired Germany's top robotics company Kuka for US$5.3 billion in 2016. Germany and the US blocked the next acquisition attempt by a Chinese investor of semiconductor maker Aixtron for US$723 million after that.

TALK about a trade war between the United States and China may have overshadowed another major debate about the impact of Chinese investment, taking place on both sides of the Atlantic.

While the US Congress considers reforming the Committee on Foreign Investment of the US - CFIUS, an...

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