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Chinese tech hub Shenzhen becomes key trade war battleground as US strikes at Huawei, its ‘dragon’s head’

  • As home to some of the country’s biggest exporters and tech firms, including Tencent and ZTE, few other places in China are more exposed to Washington’s tariffs
  • No company is more important to the city than Huawei, which has been hit by a range of US sanctions that could have a profound knock-on effect
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Employees step out from a shuttle bus near a Huawei 5G sign on display at its headquarters in Shenzhen. Photo: AP

US is waging a tech war against this Shenzhen district

  • City has grown from a fishing village of 30,000 people to a sprawling manufacturing and innovation megacity of more than 13 million
  • Shenzhen caught in crossfire of tech war as country’s most advanced technologies, from AI to drones and robotics, being developed in the area
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Employees step out from a shuttle bus near a Huawei 5G sign on display at its headquarters in Shenzhen. Photo: AP
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