Americas: The inflated concept of national security

Author: | Published: 30 Oct 2012

US president Barack Obama and governor Mitt Romney have fiercely debated how they would increase US investment. When asked about their stances on cross-border investment with the world's second largest economy, however, the discussion has revolved around anti-dumping policies or identifying China as a currency manipulator – rather than encouraging investment in the US.

Sound economic policy must trump political pressures when the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (Cfius) reaches a decision on China National Offshore Oil Corporation's...