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China to Set Up Own ‘Unreliable Entity’ List for Foreign Firms

by Teng Jing Xuan / May 31, 2019 06:32 PM / World

China's Ministry of Commerce. Photo: IC Photo

China's Ministry of Commerce. Photo: IC Photo

China plans to place foreign companies considered to have damaged the interests of Chinese companies on an “unreliable entity” list, the country’s commerce ministry said Friday.

The announcement of the list comes after the U.S. Department of Commerce put Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on its “Entity List,” effectively banning American companies from selling technology to Huawei.

China’s own list, which will also include organizations and individuals, will target entities deemed to have blockaded or cut off Chinese companies from suppliers for non-commercial reasons, Gao Feng, spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce, said, promising further details soon.

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A previous version of this post incorrectly described the U.S. Department of Commerce action against Huawei.

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