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China prioritizes local chip needs during global crunch

Foreign players face capacity squeeze after recent power disruptions

China is wrestling with a global semiconductor shortage while attempting to increase its chip self-sufficiency -- complicated by recent power shortages across the country -- amid tensions with the U.S. (Source photo by Reuters) 

TAIPEI -- One of China's biggest chipmakers has warned it may have to drop orders from foreign clients next year to prioritize domestic demand, Nikkei Asia has learned, as the country pushes to build a "secure and controllable" tech supply chain.

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