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US-China tensions

Washington halts licenses for U.S. tech exports to Huawei

White House moving closer to total ban on American sales to Chinese company

The move marks the latest effort in Washington’s campaign to hit the tech company, which officials believe helps China engage in espionage.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Financial Times) -- The Biden administration has stopped providing U.S. companies with licenses to export to Huawei as it moves toward imposing a total ban on the sale of American technology to the Chinese telecom equipment giant.

Several people familiar with the discussions inside the administration said the Commerce Department had notified some companies that it would no longer grant licenses to any group wanting to export American technology to Huawei.

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