Just days after the U.S. announced its ban on China's Huawei and other telecoms firms over national security worries, the Trump administration may be set to make a move on another Chinese tech company.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday (May 21) that video surveillance firm Hikvision could be hit with restrictions, too, limiting its ability to buy U.S. technology and deal with American companies.
Hikvision calls itself the world's biggest maker of video surveillance gear.
It's cameras are used in public places across China and its market value is more than $37 billion.
Hikvision hit back on Wednesday (May 22) saying if the U.S. stops selling the company chips it will just buy them from Chinese suppliers.
Beijing also responded, urging Washington to provide a fair environment for Chinese firms. The Trump administration put Huawei on a trade blacklist last week banning it from buying U.S. goods.
And a temporary stay announced by Washington, allowing Huawei to buy products until mid-August, didn't stop fallout over the ban spreading around Asia.
One industry analyst says the blacklisting of Huawei could have a lasting effect on the world's second-biggest smartphone maker as companies like Google, say they're suspending services to its devices.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) TECH GUIDE EDITOR AND PUBLISHER STEPHEN FENECH, SAYING: "It's like having a car that you can't put petrol in.
This updated software, they won't receive anymore, so Google decide tomorrow to launch a brand new operating system, Huawei devices will be stuck in the past, they won't be able have those updates." And on the ground some Huawei users were starting to have second thoughts about their handset loyalties - many dumping Huawei devices online.