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US crackdown on foreign buyers hits China's venture funds

Silicon Valley startups close doors to Chinese investment

People look over laptops in the Intel booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 8.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Washington's move to crack down on foreign acquisitions of homegrown pioneering technology is curbing investment from China's venture capital funds, who are struggling to find startups willing to take their money, several financiers say.

Six months since the U.S. toughened rules on foreign investment in "critical technologies," several China-linked venture capitalists operating across the country told the Nikkei Asian Review that they are being forced to halt investment plans, cancel ongoing negotiations or revise deal terms.

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