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Pix engineers assemble a car in Guiyang, China. Soon, they will supply colleagues in the U.S. with data to produce the parts there. (Photo by Coco Liu)
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COCO LIU and SHUNSUKE TABETA, Nikkei staff writers | China

HONG KONG/GUIYANG, China -- Angelo Yu is not afraid of Donald Trump.

This year, Yu's auto startup in southwestern China is set to deliver its first vehicle to a U.S. buyer, but he has not even bothered to check how much President Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods might affect him. After all, he has a workaround -- even if it sounds like the stuff of science fiction.

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