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The Chinese government has granted preliminary approval for 34 Trump-related trademarks in businesses ranging from mining and construction to restaurants, hotels and golf courses.

Nine of the applications were approved on Feb. 27, and 25 were approved on Monday, according to Chinese trademark documents reviewed by CNN.

Trump Organization lawyers have told CNN that the business is simply trying to protect the Trump trademark from anyone who might improperly use it.

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