Hate him or love him, it is hard to deny the impact that the
election of Donald Trump as president has had on the
relationship between the US and China. In the years following
his first imposition of tariffs on China, their swift
retaliation, and the significant ramping up of the regulatory
regime in place to protect US technology and national security,
tensions have escalated to never-before-seen levels.
Between the back and
forth of tariffs on imported goods, known the world over as the
trade war, and the inclusion of the Foreign Investment Risk
Review Modernization Act (Firrma) into the Defence Bill in June
2018, it is no surprise that deal flows, investments and trade
between the two countries have all slowed
Data provided by economic research firm Rhodium Group
suggested that foreign direct investment (FDI) into the US from
China has fallen by as much as 90% since 2016 –...