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Description: HONG KONG — United States officials have torpedoed a Chinese state-backed group’s plan to buy an American electronics company, signaling the Trump administration’s continuing skepticism toward Chinese investment deals, particularly those that involve transferring technological know-how.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Feb 23, 2018

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/technology/china-microchips-cfius-xcerra.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology&action=click&contentCollection=technology&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this report suggest about the difficulties managers might face when attempting to sell to foreign buyers?
  • How should M&A managers deal with this issue in the future?

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