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China’s Embrace of ESG Is Threat to Real Sustainable Investing

Commentary Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing standards—also called “sustainable investing” and “socially responsible investing”—have taken on greater importance in the investment community in recent years. Such investing has also reached the shores of China. […]

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China Hits Record Oil Imports as Iran Crisis Risks Energy Security

News Analysis China is hitting all-time records for daily crude oil import volumes, just as the military confrontation between the United States and Iran threatens China’s energy supply security. The General Administration of Customs announced […]

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US Joined by Nations Around the World in Cracking Down on Chinese Investment

WASHINGTON—National security concerns are prompting tighter investment screening as numerous countries introduce new regulatory frameworks, targeting foreign buyers, particularly Chinese state-backed firms. Nearly 12 percent of global foreign direct investment was blocked in 2018 for […]