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Taiwan loses 3,000 chip engineers to 'Made in China 2025'

Beijing rolls out red carpet with triple the pay and benefits

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is among the companies losing talent to mainland China. (Photo courtesy of TSMC)

TAIPEI -- China is ramping up recruitment of Taiwanese talent in semiconductors, attracting top executives and engineers alike to bolster an industry that the U.S. trade war has shown to be a Chinese Achilles' heel.

The aggressive campaign has sparked concerns about a brain drain within Taiwan's chip industry, which is struggling to compete with generous offers by cash-rich mainland companies.

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