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US shifts from 'decoupling' to 'small yard, high fence' on China

White House works to precisely define technologies key to national interests

U.S. President Biden is considering a more targeted approach to dealing with Chinese tech companies than Trump's scorched-earth tactics.   © Reuters

The Biden administration's recent decision to review the policies of Donald Trump toward certain Chinese companies have laid the groundwork for a step change in how Washington deals with the perceived threats posed by the Asian nation's tech companies.

Under President Trump, the country aggressively sanctioned companies like Huawei Technologies, ByteDance's short-video app TikTok and Tencent Holdings's social messaging app WeChat as part of a broader effort to unwind some of the complex supply chains linking the world's two largest economies.

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