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Washington plans trade measures against China

NEW YORK: The United States is planning to take trade measures against China to force it to crack down on theft of intellectual property, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday. President Donald Trump's administration plans to invoke a little used clause in US trade law that allows America to probe whether China's intellectual-property policies constitute unfair trade practices, the paper said, quoting people familiar with the matter. The administration wants Beijing to impose stiffer penalties on theft of…