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US elections 2020

Silicon Valley backs Biden to mend Trump's US-China tech rift

Democratic candidate secures lion's share of Big Tech's campaign donations

Many tech companies and employees are hoping that a Biden presidency would help bring some geopolitical stability back to the sector. (Nikkei montage/AP)

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Just a few days out from the U.S. presidential election, many in the global technology sector are pinning their hopes on a Democratic victory to reverse the American-China "tech decoupling" and bring some long-missed stability to their businesses.

Between Republican President Donald Trump and his opponent former Vice President Joe Biden, campaign finance records show the Democratic candidate as the clear favorite in Silicon Valley, with Big Tech companies and their employees among the top donors to Biden's campaign.

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