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Past Event
22 March 2013


  • Timothy J. Keeler
    T +1 202 263 3774

Chinese Telecom Investment in the U.S.: Weighing Economic Benefits and Security Risks

The Obama administration is going all out to attract Chinese companies to invest in the U.S., but at the same time, it has rebuffed the efforts of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to obtain contracts with major U.S. Internet providers or to take over U.S. telecom companies. This seeming contradiction underscores the challenges in balancing the benefits of foreign direct investment against potential cybersecurity risks. Recently, AEI scholar Claude Barfield completed a report on the trade-offs involved in determining policies for Huawei. At this event, a panel of experts will analyze the issues from both an economic and a security perspective.

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