Biden order restricting China-bound U.S. investment expected next week

  • The Biden administration plans to issue an executive order as soon as next week that will restrict U.S. investment in China in high-tech sectors such as artificial intelligence, semiconductors and quantum computing, three people familiar with the matter told Nikkei Asia.
  • The order, which has been planned for months, is another step by the administration to curb China’s tech advancements as the countries race for dominance in critical technologies.
  • The order will impose a screening process on U.S. investments in China. The restrictions will only affect future investments and target a limited number of sectors, according to two of the people.
  • On Thursday, Representative Mike Gallagher, chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, wrote a letter to Biden urging the White House to widen the scope of the proposed executive order.

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