9781316661802 ebook 9781107157156 (hardback) 9781316610138 (paperback)
Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States has generated intense debates. Some welcome it for the immediate benefits such as job creation; others view Chinese investments, especially those controlled by the Chinese government, as a critical threat. The debates have so far missed an important question: how do Chinese companies investing in the US react to the host country's law? Ji Li formulates a novel analytical framework to examine the adaptation of Chinese companies to general US institutions and their compliance with US laws governing tax, employment equality, and national security review of foreign investments. The level of compliance varies, and this variation is examined in relation to company ownership, including state ownership. Li's analysis is based on interviews and a unique and comprehensive dataset about Chinese companies in the United States that has never been systematically explored.
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Introduction Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States Chinese investments and U.S. legal and regulatory institutions State ownership and Chinese investors' reactions to U.S. institutions Chinese companies in the U.S. tax system Chinese companies and the U.S. employment law Chinese companies and the U.S.. national security review Implications and questions for the future.