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US-China tensions

US blacklists Chinese chip king SMIC and drone champion DJI

American tech won't be allowed to help Beijing's 'destabilizing military activities:' Ross

An operator flies a drone as Chinese maker DJI holds a demonstration to display an app that tracks a drone's registration and owner in Montreal, Canada.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. and DJI, two of China's top tech companies, have been added to a U.S. export control blacklist in a move that ratchets up tension over tech between the Trump administration and Beijing.

Friday's decision by the Commerce Department to add the duo to the so-called Entity List will require U.S. exporters to apply for a license to sell to the companies, thus restricting their access to American technology.

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