US Examining Ways to Retaliate Against Chinese Restrictions on US Tech Companies
Wall Street Journal reporting that the U.S. is examining ways to retaliate against Beijing's restrictions on U.S. providers of cloud computing and other high-tech services
Effectively opening a new front on its trade offensive against China.
The Journal citing "according to individuals familiar with the administration's thinking"
US trade representative's office is putting together a fresh trade complaint
- probably under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974
- arguing that the Beijing unfairly restricts U.S. trade in these high-tech services
- The trade representative has yet to decide whether to go ahead with the complaint
These are new measures being considered, would be in addition to the imposition of tariffs on a total of $150 billion in Chinese imports
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