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Huawei crackdown

Chinese tech trio part of 'malignant ecosystem': US official

Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent lumped with Huawei as security threats

NEW YORK -- As Huawei Technologies and ZTE scramble to cope with a U.S. crackdown, Chinese compatriots Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings have also made the Trump administration's radar as national security risks.

A State Department official this week lumped the trio -- collectively known as BAT -- in with Huawei and ZTE, which have been essentially barred from doing business with American companies and receiving U.S. exports.

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