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Obama to ‘block’ Chinese takeover of technology firm Aixtron on national security grounds

US President Barack Obama is poised to block a Chinese company from buying Germany’s Aixtron, people familiar with the matter said, which would mark only the third time in more than a quarter of a century that the White House has rejected an investment by an overseas buyer as a national security risk. The president […]

Ramping Down Chinese Commercial Cyber Espionage

Despite criticism from skeptics, China is trying to honor its “no commercial hacking for profit” commitments as first promised in an accord with the United States, and later reaffirmed at the November 2015 G20 summit.  Recent news reports cited that in a show of good faith, China had arrested hackers per the U.S. government’s request […]

China Calls Hacking of U.S. Workers’ Data a Crime, Not a State Act

HONG KONG — China has acknowledged for the first time that the breach of the United States Office of Personnel Management’s computer systems, which the Obama administration said exposed the personal information of more than 21.5 million people, was the work of Chinese hackers. But China insisted that the breach was the result of criminal […]