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Trade war

Apple's Chinese suppliers overtake US for first time

iPhone maker's mainland ties deepened despite trade war

TAIPEI -- Apple now has more mainland Chinese and Hong Kong-based suppliers than ever before, with the number surpassing American and Japanese companies for the first time despite the ongoing trade war.

The mainland and Hong Kong suppliers together constitute the iPhone maker's second-largest source of components, trailing only Taiwan-based companies, a Nikkei Asian Review analysis of Apple's latest annual list of top 200 suppliers shows.

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