Big Read” in Financial Times on Smart Cities Draws from RWR Data and Analysis

On June 8, 2021, the Financial Times published a "Big Read" article, entitled "Exporting Chinese Surveillance: The Security Risks of ‘Smart Cities,'" by James Kynge, Valerie Hopkins, Helen Warrell, and Kathrin Hille. The piece draws on RWR data and commentary from RWR Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Davenport, to help provide data and context for Chinese 'smart city' projects that have been contracted globally -- including the related ...

Financial Times: RWR CEO Roger Robinson Comments on Executive Order Targeting Investments in Chinese Companies

On June 4, 2021, the Financial Times published an article on amendments made by the Biden Administration to Executive Order 13959 that placed investment prohibitions for Americans on certain Chinese companies determined to be involved in the Chinese defense sector or surveillance technology. RWR's CEO, Roger Robinson, observed, "At first glance, it’s quite an extraordinary list of Chinese corporate names. The momentum begun by the previous ...

South China Morning Post: RWR Senior Analyst, Claire Chu, Addresses Inclusion of Huawei in New Executive Order

On June 4, 2021, RWR Senior Analyst, Claire Chu, spoke to the South China Morning Post about the inclusion of two financing arms of Huawei on the new annex to Executive Order 14032 issued by President Biden on June 3. Ms. Chu noted that "This indicates that the U.S. government is becoming more comfortable with imposing capital markets sanctions and using this type of economic leverage to counter China from a national security angle."