Taiwan holds all the chips in US–China tech showdown
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei in August 2022 touched on the island’s sovereignty — a controversial, historical ‘red line’ in China’s foreign relations. The visit resurfaced numerous unresolved issues between the United States and China with modern-day technological competition at its centre.
Both China and the United States have directly involved the island’s semiconductor industry in this latest ‘Taiwan crisis’. China retaliated by imposing tariffs on sand exports to Taiwan to restrict a core chip production component and send a political message to President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration.
Kinas Stormaktsambitioner, Frihandel och Försörjningskedjor (China’s Great Power Ambitions, Free Trade and Supply Chains).
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EU-Taiwan Semiconductor Cooperation: Lopsided Priorities?
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Taiwan’s Southbound Drive towards Southeast Asia
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Risk Reduction and Crisis Management on the Korean Peninsula
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In June 2023, India announced its decision to reopen the application process for existing and new applicants interested in setting up semiconductor fabrication plants (commonly called fabs). The process will […]
Drivers of U.S.-China Strategic Competition: Understanding the Chinese Perspective
The relationship between the United States and China is one of the world’s most important and mutually beneficial bilateral relationships. Nonetheless, it is also complex and contentious, with both countries […]