Chinese company’s Aixtron deal blocked
The Foreign Ministry expressed displeasure on Monday after US President Barack Obama blocked a Chinese investment fund from acquiring the US business of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron on the pretex of national security concerns. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the government had always supported Chinese firms investing overseas on the basis of market principles, international rules and respecting local laws. The Aixtron deal is purely a commercial matter, he said. the weekend, dominating a competitive field of local movies and imported Hollywood releases. Directed by 43-yearold filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, the film earned $41.2 million from Friday to Sunday, according to data from Beijing-based box office tracker Ent Group. has led the charts for 12 weeks at home in Japan, where it has earned $175.3 million — the country’s second-biggest local gross ever.