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Trade war

US moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers

Taiwan's TSMC expected to be hit as it delivers chips to Huawei's HiSilicon

Huawei has warned that the Chinese government will retaliate against the U.S.'s latest move.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Trump administration on Friday moved to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei Technologies from global chipmakers, in an action that could ramp up tensions with China.

The U.S. Commerce Department said it was amending an export rule to "strategically target Huawei's acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain U.S. software and technology."

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