President Obama with his Executive order prohibited the Chines purchase of Aixtron for National Security reasons. Another audible sign that the U.S presence in Europe, is not a luxury but a Necessity for European Defense and Security Pillars, as the case in Aixtron showed that Germany has to rely on U.S. advice and steps.
President Obama’s Order Regarding the Proposed Acquisition of a Controlling Interest in Aixtron SE by Grand Chip Investment GMBH The White House Press Release Dec 2, 2016
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