People stand in line near an Apple Store at an outdoor shopping centre in Beijing, China. Photo: AP

Major shake-up seen as Chinese smartphone market contracts for the first time ever

The world’s largest smartphone market has shrunk for the first time last year, with shipments down 4 per cent to 459 million units in 2017, according to research firm Canalys.

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People stand in line near an Apple Store at an outdoor shopping centre in Beijing, China. Photo: AP
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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.