Why the U.S. Fears a Chinese Bid for Westinghouse Electric

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Part of a Westinghouse Electric nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Ga., in 2014. The Trump administration is worried that Chinese investors might try to buy the troubled company.

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The Trump administration is worried that Chinese investors might try to buy Westinghouse Electric, the troubled American nuclear power company that the Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has offered for sale. It is not clear if Chinese buyers might be interested in the business, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. But the worries highlight the new administration’s stance on China’s global acquisition strategy, and its plans to build up…

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