Increase in U.S. venture-capital funding by Chinese investors last year over 2017, totaling a record $3.1 billion for 2018, including nonautomotive activity. The sharp increase, tracked by economic research firm the Rhodium Group, is notable in contrast with the plunge in Chinese acquisitions of U.S. assets last year amid deteriorating trade relations and new limits on overseas acquisitions rules. Chinese companies spent $29 billion buying American businesses of all segments in 2017, according to Rhodium, but only $4.8 billion in 2018.
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