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A technician works in a lab at GeseDNA Technology in Beijing. To counter China, the U.S. plans to impose new export restrictions on "emerging and foundational technology" that researchers say could affect the way they share genetic materials with international labs. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stopping Key Tech Exports To China Could Backfire, Researchers And Firms Say

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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, when major stock indexes plunged after U.S. officials accused China of reneging on commitments in trade negotiations. Brendan McDermid/Reuters hide caption

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Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. U.S. stock markets fell sharply at the open but crept higher as the day wore on after President Trump threatened to raise tariffs on imports from China. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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China 'Reneging' On Trade Commitments, U.S. Officials Say

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A truck passes a stack of China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Georgia on July 5, 2018. The U.S. goods trade deficit with China hit a record $419.2 billion in 2018. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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A worker helps load steel rods April 6, 2016, at a plant in Tangshan, in China's Hebei province. China's government plays a powerful role in how its businesses operate — giving them preferential treatment over their rivals. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Close Government-Business Ties Are A Key Challenge In U.S. Trade Talks

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer discusses the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin look on Oct. 1, 2018. Lighthizer is now the chief U.S. negotiator in trade talks with China. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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'Expect Change': Robert Lighthizer Is Trump's Hardball-Playing China Trade Negotiator

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Farmer Terry Davidson walks through his soy fields in Harvard, Ill. Soybean prices have fallen this summer — a process that started even before the U.S. and China hit each other with tariffs in early July. Nova Safo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump had called for wide-ranging restrictions on Chinese investment in U.S. companies. But after months of deliberation, the administration has opted to rely on a case-by-case review instead. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE amid U.S.-China trade tensions. Johannes Isele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's ZTE To Pay $1 Billion Fine To Settle U.S. Trade Case

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (center left) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (center right) walk through a hotel lobby as they head to a state guest house to meet Chinese officials in Beijing on Friday. The talks included a "thorough exchange of views," Chinese media report. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Trade Team Leaves China Talks Without Any Big Breakthroughs

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his opening speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Boao in south China's Hainan province, on Tuesday. Li Xueren/AP hide caption

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Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the opening bell. Investors' worries about a trade war increased Wednesday after China announced plans to retaliate against U.S. tariffs. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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China currently buys nearly a third of the U.S. soybean crop — but the country plans to impose tariffs, in response to a Trump administration plan. Here, a worker takes a sample from a truckload of soybeans in Fargo, N.D., last December. Dan Koeck/Reuters hide caption

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Trader Fran O'Connell works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones industrial average rebounded sharply on Monday following a report of U.S.-China trade talks. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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