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Why US blacklisting of China tech entities is unlikely to work

Beijing's AI-plans too advanced; many firms also anticipated US ban

HONG KONG/TAIPEI -- Washington's ban on U.S. tech exports to 28 Chinese entities is aimed directly at one of Beijing's top strategic priorities: its fast-growing AI capability that is already being harnessed in a nationwide surveillance system used to repress minority groups.

The action, the latest escalation in the two superpowers' battle for technological supremacy, has infuriated Beijing and will cast a dark shadow over ongoing trade talks.

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