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US-China trade war: Will tech world of the future look like the past?

Talk of a bifurcated tech world - with China's Huawei on the one side and American companies like Google and Apple on the other - echoed along the information superhighway following a decision by Google to limit the software services it provides to Huawei Technologies in the latest twist in the US-China trade war.

Google made the alarming announcement on Monday after a Trump administration order last week to restrict the Chinese telecommunications giant from buying American technology and components.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2019, with the headline 'Will tech world of the future look like the past?'. Print Edition | Subscribe