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China signals it will hit back over U.S. tech blacklist

The blacklist, first reported by Reuters, still takes President Donald Trump's economic war against China in a new direction, marking the first time his administration has cited human rights as a reason for action. Foto: Washington Post/Jabin Botsford

China signaled it would hit back after the Trump administration placed eight of the country's technology giants on a blacklist over alleged human rights violations against Muslim minorities.

Asked Tuesday whether China would retaliate over the blacklist, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters "stay tuned." He also denied that the government abused human rights in the far west region of Xinjiang...

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