(Reuters) – Chinese regulators have approved Qualcomm Inc’s (QCOM.O) proposed merger with NXP Semiconductors (NXPI.O), South China Morning Post reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

The decision by China’s Ministry of Commerce clears a months-long antitrust roadblock caused by trade tensions between the United States and Beijing and will allow the takeover to proceed, SCMP reported. (bit.ly/2l87thk)

Reporting by Nikhil Subba in Bengaluru; Editing by James Dalgleish

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