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Taiwan raids 8 Chinese tech companies over alleged talent poaching

Investigation comes as island grapples with severe chip staffing shortage

Taiwan is cracking down on Chinese companies that hire local engineers and other tech-industry employees in violation of regulations.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan on Wednesday launched a massive multiple-city raid of eight Chinese chip and component suppliers over allegations of illegally poaching Taiwanese workers.

The Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice dispatched more than 100 investigators to search 14 locations in Taipei, Taoyuan and Taichung, as well as Hsinchu, the biggest hub for Taiwan's semiconductor industry. More than 60 people involved in the Chinese companies were summoned for questioning, according to the bureau.

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