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China passes export law protecting national security, covering tech

The new law takes effect in December and allows Beijing to “take reciprocal measures” against countries that abuse export controls and pose a threat to national security.

BEIJING: China has passed a new law restricting sensitive exports to protect national security, a move that adds to policy tools it could wield against the US as tensions — especially in technology — continue to rise.

The law, which China’s top legislature passed on Saturday, comes into effect on December 1 and allows Beijing to “take reciprocal measures” against countries that abuse export controls and pose a threat to national security.

Technical data related to items covered will also be subject to export controls, according to the published text of the law.

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