"...Chinese firms are going global for the usual reasons: to acquire raw materials, get technical know-how and gain access to foreign markets. But they are under the guidance of a state that many countries consider a strategic competitor, not an ally. Once bought, natural-resource firms can become captive suppliers of the Middle Kingdom. Some believe China Inc can be more sinister than that: For example, America thinks that Chinese telecoms-equipment firms pose a threat to its national security.
Private companies have played a big part in delivering the benefits of globalization. They span the planet, allocating resources as they see fit and competing to win customers. The idea that an opaque government might come to dominate global capitalism is unappealing. Australia and Canada, once open markets for takeovers, are creating hurdles for China's state-backed firms, particularly in natural resources, and it is easy to see other countries becoming less welcoming too..."
Read China sets out to buy up the world @ the Minneapolis Star-Tribune