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China's automakers fight supply chain chaos with in-house chips

From Geely to SAIC, big names look inward to beat global shortage and U.S. sanctions

The luxury Zeekr is designed to compete with electric vehicles from the likes of Tesla. Chinese automakers are developing more chips in-house in hopes of bypassing supply chain issues. (Photo by Shunsuke Tabeta)

CHONGQING -- Under pressure from a global chip shortage and the rivalry between Beijing and Washington, China's big automakers are taking charge of semiconductor development to build stronger domestic supply chains for the all-important component.

SiEngine Technology -- a unit of China's leading private automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group -- unveiled Dragonhawk 1, a cutting-edge automotive chipset, this month.

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