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China asks handful of State-run firms to avoid business trips to US and its allies, says report

Beijing: China has asked some of the State-run companies to avoid business trips to the United States and its allies, and to take extra care to protect their devices if they need to travel, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

The State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, which oversees about 100 government-run companies, has told some firms in recent weeks to only take secure, company-issued laptops meant for overseas use if travelling is necessary, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the request.

China’s travel advice also included warning on travelling to the other countries in the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing pact - the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Bloomberg said.

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Updated Date: Jan 15, 2019 20:08:36 IST