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Trade war

China hits back at Trump's move to blacklist Huawei

Beijing also formally arrests two Canadians detained in China

Huawei Technologies issued a statement saying it was "ready and willing" to engage with the U.S. government to ensure product security. © AFP/Jiji

TOKYO -- Beijing hit back on Thursday at U.S. President Donald Trump's move that paves the way for a total ban on American companies doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies.

Responding to Trump's signing of an executive order that prohibits American companies from using foreign information technology and services deemed a national security risk, China's Commerce Ministry said it opposed other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities.

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