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U.S. adds over 100 Chinese, Russian companies to military list

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The U.S. Commerce Department added more than 100 Chinese and Russian companies to a new list of firms it says have links to their nations’ militaries, a move that will sharply curtail certain types of exports.

The list of 58 Chinese and 45 Russia companies means anyone seeking to sell items that could eventually be used for military purposes to those firms will need a license, the Commerce Department said in a statement on Monday. Among the biggest names were seven subsidiari­es of Aviation Industry Corp. of China Ltd. and Russia’s Foreign Intelligen­ce Service, or SVR, which has been implicated in a recent cyber-attack on U.S. federal agencies and companies.

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