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    Reports: Trump to Impose Huawei Ban

    President Donald Trump will reportedly issue an executive order this week effectively banning American companies from using the Chinese telecommunications giant’s equipment. Hawks in the administration are believed to have long advocated for the order — which doesn’t name any specific company, but instead empowers the Commerce Department to review business transactions suspected of posing a national security threat. Last year, a new law prohibited U.S. government agencies from using Huawei gear.

    What about trade negotiations? The measure complicates deteriorating efforts to reach a Sino-U.S. trade deal, already hindered by new tariff increases from both sides.

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