The Trump Administration is considering limits to a Chinese video surveillance giant's ability to buy US technology, people familiar with the matter said, the latest attempt to counter Beijing's global economic ambitions.

The move would effectively place the company, Hikvision, on a US blacklist. It also would mark the first time the Trump Administration punished a Chinese company for its role in the surveillance and mass detention of Uighurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority.

The move is also likely to inflame the tensions that have escalated in US President Donald Trump's renewed trade war with Chinese leaders. The President, in