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A bipartisan group of senators warn Trump against reversing sanctions on Chinese tech giant

Posted On: May 22, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

A bipartisan group of senators warn Trump against reversing sanctions on Chinese tech giant

A bipartisan group of senators - 14 Republicans, 12 Democrats, and a Democrat-leaning independent - sent a letter to top Trump officials about current trade negotiations with China.
The bipartisan group warned against granting China's request for the US to loosen export controls on key technologies.
"Any such move would bolster China's aggressive military modernization and significantly undermine long-term US national security interests," the letter read.
A bipartisan group of 27 senators sent a letter to Trump administration officials on Tuesday urging caution in trade negotiations with China.
The group - which including a wide array of members from the second-highest ranking Republican, Sen. John Cornyn, to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer - warned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that any concession to China should not pose a risk to US security.
As part of the negotiations, China asked for a loosening of export control...

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