Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lawmakers Stay Largely Silent Over Chinese Takeover of US Bank Branches

What's next? The auto industry and insurance companies? Click here to read the commentary by the above title.


U.S. lawmakers have been unusually silent about federal regulators' decision to allow a Chinese bank to take over 13 bank branches in New York and California, suggesting that they think American banks have much to gain. Members of both parties usually relish the chance to bash China on everything from government subsidies to the yuan's exchange rate. Yet Wednesday's decision by the Federal Reserve to certify a Chinese bank acquisition for the first time was met by near-universal silence.


ocopek said...

Since the Chinese banks are 70% owned by the Chinese government, then we are in effect giving the Chinese government controlling interest in some US banks.
That doesn't seem like a logical move unless you put government control above free enterprise even at the cost of American security.
How do you say socialism in Chinese?

ocopek said...

If the Chinese government owns 70% of the Chinese banks then they have controlling interest and will therefore have controlling interest in some American banks.