Citing national security, China on December 1 enacted an export control law that tightens restrictions on shipments of strategic goods. Foreign companies are concerned that they could be greatly affected if Beijing further expands the scope of export controls. Governments and economic groups should strongly urge China to address these concerns and apply the law in a transparent manner.
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