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China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms

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Lu Wei, China

Lu Wei, China's Internet czar. Beijing has summoned American tech companies to a forum in Seattle next week, while President Obama has suggested they are being hurt by China's anticompetitive practices.

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The Chinese government, which has long used its country's vast market as leverage over American technology companies, is now asking some of those firms to directly pledge their commitment to contentious policies that could require them to turn user data and intellectual property over to the government.

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