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The US can't be walled off from Chinese tech companies

Global networks and innovations are too integrated to cut links

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U.S. President Donald Trump signed off on a plan to impose new tariffs on Chinese high-tech goods on March 22.   © Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump's much-heralded trade sanctions on China have triggered widespread alarm among business people and in the financial markets.

While the measures could hit many sectors, it is painfully clear that the White House has high tech in its sights. The administration said the tariffs were a response to years of Chinese companies stealing American technology. Said Trump, "We have a tremendous intellectual property theft situation going on."

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