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Trade war

China's Hikvision braces for inclusion on US export blacklist

Surveillance equipment maker faces threat of ban as Washington looks to expand targets

WASHINGTON (FT) -- Hikvision, the Chinese surveillance equipment maker, is bracing for Donald Trump to place it on a US export blacklist, as Washington moves to expand its trade war against Beijing to include sweeping curbs on Chinese technology companies.

Last week, following the breakdown in trade negotiations between the US and China, Mr Trump made a high-profile move to ban US companies from selling products to Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, without a licence from the commerce department.

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