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US-China tension brings both a risk of chip dependency on Taiwan

Policymakers and industries alarmed by semiconductor shortage

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the global chip shortage before signing an executive order on Feb. 24.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/TAIPEI -- In the morning of March 5, a private jet flew into Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in the city of Taoyuan, located in the northwest of the island.

Emerging from the plane, HP CEO Enrique Lores, specially exempted from Taiwan's mandatory two-week quarantine for arrivals, immediately got to work.

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