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Tech tensions: What began as a tariff spat between the U.S. and China appears to be turning into a technology war, one that some fear could split the world along a lasting digital divide. (© Illustrations by Eric Chow)
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Fears of 'digital iron curtain' spread as US and China dig in

Pressure from Trump unites Chinese tech industry in self-sufficiency push

YASU OTA, Nikkei Asian Review columnist | China

GUIYANG/TOKYO/HONG KONG/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The mountainous region of Guizhou has long been the poorest of China's 31 provinces, known mostly for producing a few herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, and maotai, a popular distilled Chinese liquor. Its gross domestic product per capita was $6,233 in 2018, less than one third of Beijing's.

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