Plans for the list were announced amid the continuing tensions between the US and China, but one diplomat said it was “not only American” firms that were worried. Photo: AFP

China warned its ‘unreliable entities’ list risks undermining foreign business confidence

  • Sources say plan has generated concern about a lack of transparency and possible abuse of blacklist
  • Measure to target organisations and individuals that pose a threat to Chinese firms or security was announced following US sanctions against Huawei
Topic |   US-China relations

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Plans for the list were announced amid the continuing tensions between the US and China, but one diplomat said it was “not only American” firms that were worried. Photo: AFP
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China's Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng. Photo: Xinhua

China has a new US trade war weapon, but who and what will be covered, and how will it be enforced?

  • Beijing has yet to provide details of its ‘entity list’ to punish ‘unreliable’ companies and individuals that was announced last week
  • State media speculates it is a response to Washington’s decision to blacklist telecommunications giant Huawei
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China's Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng. Photo: Xinhua
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