The New Paper

November 13, 2020

President Trump issues executive order related to investment in companies tied to Chinese military

President Trump issued an executive order prohibiting US investment in Chinese firms that are linked to the Chinese military. The order describes the Chinese military-industrial complex as a threat to US national security and aims to prevent US investors from supporting the “development and modernization” of the Chinese military (source). The order comes amid escalating tensions between the US and China, including recent sanctions, a controversial Hong Kong national security law, ongoing trade tensions, and a proposed ban on TikTok and WeChat.

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