Beijing — On Thursday, China slammed a decision by the US government to put telecom giant Huawei on a blacklist and said it will take steps to protect its companies, in a further test of ties as the superpowers clash over trade. Huawei said  it will challenge the decision. China strongly opposes other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities, a commerce ministry spokesperson said, stressing that the US should avoid further impacting China-US trade relations.

PODCAST: Behind the class action lawsuits against Tiger Brands

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now