President Biden signed an executive order on Thursday designed to sharpen the federal government’s powers to block Chinese investment in technology in the United States and limit its access to private data on citizens, in a move that is bound to heighten tensions with Beijing.
The first couple of items look reasonable, but I am very puzzled why they want to ban "advanced clean energy and climate adaptation technologies"?
The new order directs CFIUS to concentrate on specific types of transactions that would give a foreign power access to technologies that Mr. Biden has identified as critical to American economic growth. That includes “microelectronics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and biomanufacturing, quantum computing, advanced clean energy and climate adaptation technologies,” according to a White House summary.
Can anyone explain how China's investment in US companies "advanced clean energy and climate adaptation technologies" could threaten the national security of U.S.?