As Chinese firms acquire their foreign counterparts, European lawmakers are putting on the brakes. But can Europe afford to be worried?
The EU is seeking a greater say in foreign takeovers of "critical" infrastructure and companies, with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker demanding a screening procedure of investments, notably from China.
China's largest e-commerce platform plans to take a major stake in one of the country's top food sellers, Sun Art Retail Group, as it's investing heavily in connecting its online and offline portfolio of businesses.
The British government has unveiled proposals that would allow it to have a greater say in future mergers and acquisitions which spark security concerns. But London pledged the UK would remain committed to free trade.
As the German government is trying to prevent German companies in strategic industries from being acquired by foreign investors, especially from China, we take a look at some prominent takeovers from recent years.
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