CFIUS In Spotlight As Chinese Buyers Flock To US Assets

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 2:16 PM EST) -- Chinese buyers have targeted U.S. assets in record numbers over the past few years, shining a bright light on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which is charged with screening deals for national security threats, as political relations between the countries remain murky.

Last year, Chinese investment in the U.S. doubled, according to data from research firm Rhodium Group. Analysts say they anticipate the deal flow to strengthen amid sweeping economic reforms in China, a brightening U.S. economy and, potentially, a friendlier political...
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