Samsung has shortened its supply chains in the wake of the trade war, working with more South Korean suppliers instead. Two months after it abandoned its Guangdong manufacturing hub in China, at least 60 per cent of shops in nearby communities have also closed. Photo: He HuifangSamsung has shortened its supply chains in the wake of the trade war, working with more South Korean suppliers instead. Two months after it abandoned its Guangdong manufacturing hub in China, at least 60 per cent of shops in nearby communities have also closed. Photo: He Huifang
Samsung has shortened its supply chains in the wake of the trade war, working with more South Korean suppliers instead. Two months after it abandoned its Guangdong manufacturing hub in China, at least 60 per cent of shops in nearby communities have also closed. Photo: He Huifang
Alistair Way
Opinion

Opinion

Alistair Way

US-China trade truce is too late to undo damage from the supply chain fallout and growing tech cold war

  • After 18 months of trade tensions, much of the damage may be irreversible, such as the localisation of supply chains, US manufacturing job losses, China’s spurred investment in leading technologies, and broken global alliances

Samsung has shortened its supply chains in the wake of the trade war, working with more South Korean suppliers instead. Two months after it abandoned its Guangdong manufacturing hub in China, at least 60 per cent of shops in nearby communities have also closed. Photo: He HuifangSamsung has shortened its supply chains in the wake of the trade war, working with more South Korean suppliers instead. Two months after it abandoned its Guangdong manufacturing hub in China, at least 60 per cent of shops in nearby communities have also closed. Photo: He Huifang
Samsung has shortened its supply chains in the wake of the trade war, working with more South Korean suppliers instead. Two months after it abandoned its Guangdong manufacturing hub in China, at least 60 per cent of shops in nearby communities have also closed. Photo: He Huifang
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