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Trade war

US set to curb Chinese investment and tech exports to China

New measures being planned to hinder Xi's 'Made in China 2025' policy

The move by the U.S. may add extra heat to already elevated tensions between Washington and Beijing.   © Reuters

WAHINGTON/TOKYO -- The U.S. government is planning to cap investments by Chinese companies in U.S. technology firms, and to block important technology exports to China. The new measures, coming on the heels of announced tariffs on Chinese goods, will likely escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing.

The initiatives, first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, are scheduled to be announced later this week. The U.S. Department of the Treasury is orchestrating rules to block companies with at least 25% Chinese ownership from buying U.S. companies that contain what the White House terms "industrially significant technology."

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