No Love From US: Senate Bill Deals Blow To Aspiring China Biotechs
In a bipartisan move, the US Senate is moving to impose new rules on companies - including those from China - seeking US initial public offerings, adding further uncertainty over such plans and further stoking trade tensions.
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