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Trade war

US sanctions blur Chinese dominance in security cameras

Hikvision and Dahua's sales slow in North America amid Washington blacklist

Security camera makers Hikvision and Dahua have benefited from China's expanding surveillance state.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The U.S. pressure campaign against Chinese makers of surveillance cameras has slashed sales growth for global leaders Hikvision and Dahua outside their home market.

Hikvision and Dahua have built a wealth of expertise in facial recognition technology and big data analysis, benefiting greatly from China keeping watch over its citizens.

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