Duan Yongping, the founder and chairman of BBK Electronics Corp. Based in the southern coastal city of Dongguan, BBK is the company behind Chinese smartphone brands Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Realme. Photo: Handout

Meet the ‘godfather’ of China’s smartphone industry

  • Duan Yongping is the founder and chairman of Dongguan-based BBK Electronics Corp
  • Privately held BBK is behind smartphone brands Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Realme
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Duan Yongping, the founder and chairman of BBK Electronics Corp. Based in the southern coastal city of Dongguan, BBK is the company behind Chinese smartphone brands Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Realme. Photo: Handout
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Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.