Efforts over the past year to enhance China’s information technology security policies have raised serious concerns among foreign-industry players. American companies are worried that the Chinese government’s application of “national security” could restrict investment in and the procurement of their products in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, especially among China’s state-owned enterprises (SOE) and public procurement market.
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The United States is a top destination for Chinese overseas investment, as private-sector investors seek opportunities in commercial real estate, hospitality, and information and communications technology (ICT), according to the latest figures from the Rhodium Group and American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Chinese investment in the real estate and hospitality sector rose by 38 percent from FY2014 through the first half of 2015, and accounted for the majority of Chinese investment in the United States thus far in 2015.