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Alibaba emerges on shortlist to rescue chipmaker Tsinghua

Tech company sole private-sector candidate to bail out China's once national champion

Server chip Yitian 710 developed by Alibaba's in-house semiconductor unit T-Head is on display during the Apsara Conference 2021 in Hangzhou, China.    © Getty Images

BEIJING -- Chinese tech heavyweight Alibaba Group Holding is reportedly on the shortlist of potential white knights that would bail out embattled domestic chipmaker Tsinghua Unigroup, which once stood at the forefront of China's semiconductor ambitions.

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