Watch Out For China Buying Spree, NATO Warns

Forbes
Date: Apr 18, 2020
By: Kenneth RapozaSenior, Contributor

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Watch out for Chinese companies swooping in with buckets of cash to buy strategic stakes, or majority control in U.S. and European companies as asset prices fall due to the pandemic.

NATO sounded the alarm this week, though without naming names.

“The geopolitical effects of the pandemic could be significant,” said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in web conference of defense ministers on Wednesday. “Some allies (are) more vulnerable for situations where critical infrastructure can be sold out,” he said. Of course he meant China. China has been busy buying Greek ports.

It already pretty much runs Italian textiles. It’s a wonder Italy even makes an espresso machine anymore.    [FULL  STORY]

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