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US-China tensions

China Big Tech ramps up US lobbying in hopes of Biden dialogue

Huawei and TikTok owner spend more on K Street

"Whether it’s an opportunity or a crisis, K Street wins," an analyst said of the lobbying industry. (Photo by Wally Gobetz)

NEW YORK -- Cherry blossoms bloomed, and coronavirus vaccinations boomed, in Washington as lobbyists plied their trade in a spring that saw some of the Chinese technology sector's biggest names ramp up spending on influencing the U.S. government.

Huawei Technologies and the owner of TikTok poured more money into federal lobbying in the April-June quarter than in the first three months of the year, according to disclosure reports.

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