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Reuters reveals Trump administration pressed Dutch hard to cancel China chip-equipment sale

Reuters reveals Trump administration pressed Dutch hard to cancel China chip-equipment sale

Reuters was first to report that the Trump administration mounted an extensive campaign to block the sale of Dutch chip manufacturing technology to China, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lobbying the Netherlands government and White House officials sharing a classified intelligence report with the country’s Prime Minister. The high-level push demonstrates the importance the White House places on preventing China from getting hold of a machine required to make the world’s fastest microprocessors.