China-US relations

US considering blacklisting China's Hikvision-report

In this photo illustration, the HikvisionVideo surveillance company logo seen displayed on a smartphone.
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US President Donald Trump's administration is considering putting restrictions on Hikvision, the Chinese video surveillance company, the New York Times reported, citing unnamed sources.

The report said the administration is considering limits to the firm's ability to buy American technology, which would effectively place it on a US blacklist.

Hikvision is the world's largest supplier of video surveillance technology.

Last week, the US added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence.

Hikvision shares were more than 4% lower on the day.

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