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Why 9 Of 10 Chinese Businesses That Go American Fail

A new study says some 90 percent of investments by China's businesses in American operations don't succeed. Chinese experts explain.

China's big American ambitions
China's big American ambitions
Ge Qing

BEIJING — Investments by private Chinese companies into the United States rose last year, but a disproportionately large number of firms continue to see their attempts to head to America fail.

In 2012, direct investment made by private Chinese firms outpaced that by their state-owned counterparts in terms of value for the first time. In 2013, total investment by private firms into the U.S. again increased by $5 billion to about $9 billion.

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Cyber War Chronicles: Meet The Hackers Taking On Russia

The war in Ukraine is not just being fought on the ground. The battle for dominance increasingly happens on the digital field, where a worldwide network of cyber-soldiers conduct attacks to disrupt Russia's war effort, from the outside and inside too.

Pulling the digital trigger

Cameron Manley

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Russian and Ukrainian hackers have been fighting tit for tat on what we can call the "digital front line." To quantify the firepower involved, the number of ransomware attacks on Russian companies has tripled since Feb. 28, according to Kaspersky Lab, a Russian multinational cybersecurity firm that found a direct link between the uptick in online targeting to the breakout of military conflict in Ukraine.

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