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US-China tensions

SMIC has 'preliminary exchanges' with US over export restrictions

Chinese chipmaker earlier received letter citing risk of diversion to a military end use

Workers check their clean room suits at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. in Shanghai.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation has undertaken "preliminary exchanges" with the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security regarding export restrictions, the company said on Sunday in a filing.

"The Company is conducting assessments on the relevant impact of such export restrictions on the company's production and operation activities," the filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange said.

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