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Some Chinese state-owned entities, backed by the key government agency that oversees major state industrial companies, have adopted a controversial defense when they face U.S. lawsuits – we enjoy sovereign immunity.

1. The article says that this policy is an indication of something much deeper. What is that?
2. The article mentioned Chinese audit firms. What did they do?
3. Discuss the facts of the drywall case and your opinion about what should happen.
4. What is the legal argument by the Chinese Foreign Ministry?

Miller, M. and M. Martina. (2016). Chinese state entities argue they have ‘sovereign immunity’ in U.S. courts., May 11 (Retrievable online at
Investors talk in front of an electronic board showing stock information, filled with green figures indicating falling prices, at a brokerage house in Nantong