The White House has issued an Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Certain Companies of the People’s Republic of China, expanding on the existing ban on investing in certain Chinese companies. This Executive Order addresses the use of Chinese surveillance technology in facilitating human rights abuses and repression around the world.

The US will have the power to prohibit US persons investing in Chinese companies that may be seen to undermine its security or democratic values. The Executive Order identifies 59 prohibited entities in its Annex.

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Sunny Mann is a Partner and leads the EMEA and UK International Trade team, ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500. His practice includes a focus on national security, foreign investment, export controls and trade sanctions matters. He has worked on a number of foreign investment review cases, including obtaining clearance for a high profile acquisition triggering potential defence and national security concerns, one of the very few cases to go through a full UK statutory review. In the Legal 500, Sunny is ranked as a "Leading Practitioner".