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Chinese semiconductor shares tumble after US export controls

An index measuring China's semiconductor firms tumbled nearly 6%, and Shanghai's tech-focused board STAR Market declined 3.6%. The raft of measures could amount to the biggest shift in U.S. policy toward shipping technology to China since the 1990s.

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