Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Li Auto had the biggest IPO of all 26 Chinese companies that listed on Nasdaq in 2020.Credit: Li Auto Chinese companies last year rushed to Wall Street even as tensions — and some regulatory battles — between China and the United States intensified. New U.S. laws brought a higher level of scrutiny to Chinese companies’ finances last year. A November executive order banned Americans from investing in Chinese military affiliates, taking aim at names like Huawei and major state-owned enterprises. Several were delisted from the New York Stock Exchange and more were removed from indices.The Wire has previously written about the executive order and the companies affected by it. In December, the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act became law, which will force overseas companies to give U.S. regulators audit access or face delisting. Still, Chinese initial public offerings kept coming. The U.S. can be a land of opportunity for private Chinese companies, notably technology startups, to raise short-term capital. Listing in New York also helps some to maneuver around Chinese cSubscribe or register to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.