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Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association, speaks at the inaugural CES Asia conference in Shanghai. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China to replace US as world's top consumer tech market, says CES chief

China is expected to become the number one market for consumer technology in 2016, overtaking the United States, thanks to both strong local buying power and the rapid development of homegrown innovation, said a top industry executive at the opening of the inaugural CES Asia in Shanghai.


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