Chinese Leaders Split Over Releasing Blacklist of U.S. Companies

Beijing has sped up progress of a blacklist that could be applied to punish American technological know-how companies, but officials say leaders are hesitating to pull the trigger, with some arguing a final decision on the list should really wait around until immediately after the U.S. election.

The discussion highlights Beijing’s continued grappling with how to respond to the Trump administration with out driving the marriage closer to collapse.