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In March, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, told Chinese video game company Beijing Kunlun Tech that its ownership of popular LGBT social networking app Grindr poses national security risks.

How owning a dating app relates to national security is anybody’s guess. But such is the state of Chinese investment in the U.S. as tension between the countries remains unabated, with global law firms caught in the crossfire.

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Anna Zhang

Anna Zhang is the Hong Kong-based Asia Bureau Chief for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues across Asia. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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