Asia: Big Brother

Author: | Published: 20 Oct 2016

China's ambition to follow in Japan's footsteps and build a global business empire has not shown any signs of abating, with well-known Chinese billionaires leading the country's global expansionist drive. But the modern version of an (economically-driven) manifest destiny, made inevitable by China's accumulating wealth, is increasingly being met with heavy resistance from governments and grassroots advocacy groups alike.

With Chinese outbound M&A activity in the US soaring to a record high of $32 billion so far this year, the Committee...