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Huawei crackdown

New US sanctions put pressure on Huawei's private-sector deals

Trump administration tightens net around Chinese tech groups

A Huawei store in Beijing: The Chinese company's telecom equipment has made some headway into the U.S. private sector.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU/WASHINGTON -- Thursday marked an escalation in the U.S. crackdown on Huawei Technologies and other Chinese tech groups, as the Trump administration barred companies that use their equipment from bidding for government contracts.

The procurement ban, based on defense legislation signed in 2018, expands on regulations implemented a year ago that banned government agencies from buying equipment from or renewing contracts with five Chinese companies.

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