Roger W. Robinson, Jr., Zack Kramer / 14 Apr 2021
PSSI’s Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) report reveals that dozens of US-sanctioned and other Chinese corporate "bad actors" are presently traded on the Frankfurt exchange, including companies involved in national security and human rights abuses. It also treats how the US has set about addressing this same challenge and Beijing's potential efforts to thwart meaningful European remedial action in the language of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).
PSSI’s Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) report reveals a new threat facing Europe’s national security and fundamental values. Dozens of US-sanctioned and other Chinese corporate “bad actors” are currently traded on the FSE, one of Europe’s largest capital markets. Such companies include those using of Uyghur forced labor, constructing China’s “surveillance state”, and militarizing illegal islands in the South China Sea. This report, the first of its kind on a European exchange, explains: the asymmetric risks to European retail investors associated with holding the stocks and bonds of Chinese companies involved in national security and human rights abuses; what the U.S. has already done in response to similar threats vis a vis its own capital markets; and available remedies.