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U.S. officials seeking to block sale of certain high-tech equipment to China

The move, on which President Trump has yet to sign off, is an attempt to blunt China’s initiative to leverage its formidable technological prowess to bolster its military might. The measures would cease the sale of semiconductors, optical materials and other such equipment to Chinese companies—and do away with the so-called “civ” exemption of sales to Chinese non-military entities. (Reuters)

Canola seed keeps flowing amid Ottawa-Beijing talks

Chinese authorities will continue to allow imports from some Canadian companies as long as they meet a threshold for the amount of foreign material—anything other than the commodity itself—in the shipments. An existing agreement was due to expire today. (Reuters)