As Chinese Investment in the U.S. Grows, So Does the Need for More Transparency

A projector screen shows footage of U.S. President Donald Trump during an event promoting EB-5 investment in a Kushner Companies development at a hotel in Shanghai, China, May 7, 2017 (AP photo).
A projector screen shows footage of U.S. President Donald Trump during an event promoting EB-5 investment in a Kushner Companies development at a hotel in Shanghai, China, May 7, 2017 (AP photo).
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From the start of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump had a clear and consistent culprit for many of America’s problems: China. As he pronounced from the lobby of Trump Tower when declaring his candidacy in 2015, the American dream was dead and China, a currency manipulator and intellectual property poacher, had killed it. It was a strange location for that statement, perhaps, since Trump Tower’s biggest office tenant is a major state-controlled Chinese bank. But then again, perhaps the irony suits. Despite overtures of collaboration with Beijing to counter North Korea, Trump has reinvigorated his China critique as president. Announcing […]

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