Trump administration bolsters order barring US investment in Chinese firms, Government & Economy


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[WASHINGTON] The Trump administration on Monday strengthened an executive order barring US investors from buying securities of alleged Chinese military-controlled companies, following disagreement among US agencies about how tough to make the directive. The Treasury Department published guidance clarifying the executive order, released in November, would apply to exchange-traded funds and index funds as well as subsidiaries of Chinese companies designated as owned or controlled by the Chinese military. The "frequently asked questions" release, posted on the Treasury website on Monday, came after news outlets reported that a debate was raging within the Trump administration over the guidance. The State...