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Taiwan tech firms fear fallout after US raises supply chain alarm

White House report also cites overreliance on Japan and South Korea as risk

Much of a 250-page White House report released on June 8 is aimed at China, but Taiwan and Japan were both mentioned more than 80 times. (Source photos by TSMC and the White House website)

TAIPEI -- Tech suppliers in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea have been bracketed alongside China as "dangerous risks" to U.S. national security -- underlining how Washington's desire to strengthen its supply chains could rebound on business in Asia.

In a 250-page report released on June 8, U.S. officials produced a comprehensive picture of the country's supply chain vulnerabilities in four key areas: semiconductors, battery technology, pharmaceuticals and minerals.

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