2020 has been a tough year for China tech companies selling to overseas markets. In India, local authorities banned 177 Chinese apps in June and September following border clashes between the two countries. In the US, the Trump administration launched an effort to ban short video app Tiktok and instant-messaging app Wechat, which are among the most successful Chinese apps in international markets. 

Even in Europe, Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is facing increasing restrictions on supplying gear for next-generation 5G networks.

It forces us to wonder if the world is still open to China tech. It’s a question that’s fundamental to what we do here at TechNode—so we made it the headline question at our Emerge 2020 conference last Thursday.

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Wei Sheng

Wei Sheng is a Beijing-based reporter covering hardware, smartphone, and telecommunications, along with regulations and policies related to the China tech scene. Before joining TechNode, he wrote about...