Nov. 12 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an govt order stopping People from investing in Chinese language corporations the administration believes are benefiting the nation’s army.

Along with banning American people and corporations from straight proudly owning shares within the Chinese language corporations, it additionally prohibits them from collaborating in funding funds.

“Many of those corporations are publicly traded on inventory exchanges world wide, and particular person buyers in the US can unknowingly present funds to them by passive institutional funding automobiles resembling mutual funds and retirement plans,” nationwide safety adviser Robert O’Brien mentioned.

The order, which fits into impact Jan. 11, lists quite a few Chinese language corporations it accuses of being related to the Chinese language army, together with expertise firm Huawei.

“The Folks’s Republic of China is more and more exploiting United States capital to useful resource and to allow the event and modernization of its army, intelligence and different safety apparatuses,” the manager order mentioned.

The Trump administration has accused Huawei of working because the surveillance arm of the Chinese language Communist Celebration. The corporate, based by a former army official, is the second-largest smartphone producer on the earth behind Samsung.

The U.S. Commerce Division in August expanded its restrictions on Huawei in an effort to stop the corporate from acquiring semiconductor chips from U.S. corporations to bypass U.S. export controls.