China and The West – April 12th, 2016

Four items in total…

U.S.A: Proposed Chinese takeovers of U.S. companies, from the Chicago Stock Exchange to the makers of high-end semiconductors, creates lucrative business for a small group of Washington “insiders” – aggressive buying spree setting of alarm bells with some politicians

Scotland: Ministers keep memorandum of agreement with two Chinese firms secret – Liberal Democrat leader says “This saga gets murkier by the day. We need transparency because there is a clear conflict between what was said by Nicola Sturgeon and the representative of the Chinese companies”

U.S.A: Chinese Internet controls draw attention to the “economic cost of pervasive Chinese censorship” to American companies – Chinese authorities have released few details of how they pick which online material to block

Canada: Small Chinese mining corporation files lawsuit against the B.C. government contesting the government’s transfer of Crown land near the Yukon border in northern B.C. to the Kaska Dena First Nations – claims that the Kaska Dena plan to develop a hydroelectric project on the site “is incompatible with developing existing mine sites into active gold mines”