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U.S. is closer to curbing investments in China’s AI, tech sector

The United States is taking steps to curb investments in China’s artificial intelligence and technology sectors, a move that could have significant implications for the global tech industry.

The U.S. government has been increasingly concerned about China’s dominance in AI and technology, fearing that it could pose a threat to national security and economic competitiveness. In response, the U.S. has been considering a range of measures to limit Chinese investments in these sectors.

One of the key proposals being considered is the expansion of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a government body that reviews foreign investments for potential national security risks. The U.S. government is looking to broaden CFIUS’s jurisdiction to include investments in emerging technologies, such as AI, that could have national security implications.

Additionally, the U.S. is also considering restrictions on Chinese investments in U.S. technology companies, particularly those involved in sensitive sectors like AI and telecommunications. These restrictions could take the form of stricter scrutiny of Chinese investments, or even outright bans on certain types of investments.

The U.S. government’s efforts to curb Chinese investments in AI and technology come at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries. The ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China has already had a significant impact on the global tech industry, with companies on both sides facing disruptions to their supply chains and markets.

By limiting Chinese investments in AI and technology, the U.S. is seeking to protect its own technological edge and prevent sensitive technologies from falling into Chinese hands. However, critics of these measures argue that they could ultimately harm U.S. companies and innovation by restricting access to Chinese markets and talent.

It remains to be seen how these proposed measures will be implemented and what impact they will have on the global tech industry. But one thing is clear: the U.S. is taking steps to assert its dominance in AI and technology, and China is likely to respond in kind. The future of the tech industry may well be shaped by the ongoing tensions between these two tech giants.