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Hong Kong as high-tech center?

Beijing tries to capitalize on city's openness to sidestep US trade controls

| Hong Kong, Macau

The U.S., anxious to preserve its lead in technologies it deems vital for national security, has instituted a range of trade and investment curbs aimed at disrupting Beijing's "Made in China 2025" industrial modernization program.

But far from abandoning its ambitions, China is instead ramping up efforts to rise up the value-added chain and foster homegrown innovation. It seeks to reduce its heavy reliance on U.S.-made hardware and software, which includes the importation of 80% of its microchip supplies.

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