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Taiwan's raids on Chinese chip companies: 5 things to know

Some companies fear 'overly protective' regulations against hiring by Chinese

Taiwan is trying to protect its vital tech industry by stemming outflows of workers and information to China.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan on Wednesday launched its biggest-ever raid on Chinese tech companies suspected of violating regulations against hiring away local workers.

Taiwan, a major hub of the global tech industry, has introduced a series of measures aimed at protecting its vital chip economy, with most of them aimed at stemming outflows of workers and information to China.

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