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Jack Ma calls for 'inclusive chips' amid US ban on ZTE

Alibaba head says countries 'should have their own technology'

Jack Ma, Alibaba co-founder and executive chairman, speaks to students at Waseda University in Tokyo on April 25. (Photo by Kaisuke Ohta)

TOKYO -- Jack Ma on Wednesday warned companies in China and elsewhere against relying on U.S. companies for chips, after Washington's recent move to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE from buying American-made components.

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