WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is unlikely to add any more companies to its blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies in its final days in office after the Department of Defense designates nine companies on Thursday, a senior official said. of the Department of State.
Speaking at a briefing with reporters, Keith Krach, Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment also said that Chinese tech giants Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu are “highly strategic” for the Chinese military. On Wednesday, sources said the Trump administration canceled plans to blacklist Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu.
Reportage by Humeyra Pamuk and Alex Alper; Editing by Chris Reese