Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator to close China unit

Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator to close China unit

Shanghai, China. Photo: Kin Li

Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley incubator of start-ups, said on Thursday it would close YC China, a Chinese version of its U.S. programme.

The move comes as tensions rise between the United States and China over trade and intellectual property in the technology sector. Y Combinator said the decision was a change in strategy unrelated to problems between the two countries.

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