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.

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