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US steps up talks with Taiwan to secure chip supply chain

Industry meeting with de facto embassy on island after Biden signs executive order

The U.S. wants Taiwanese companies to help it build a more robust semiconductor supply chain.

TAIPEI -- Washington has stepped up its efforts to win more collaboration and investment from Taiwan's key chip and tech companies after President Joe Biden signed an executive order to review critical U.S. supply chains.

William Brent Christianson, the director of American Institute in Taiwan -- Washington's de facto embassy to the democratic self-ruled island -- on Thursday met dozens of Taiwanese chip and supply chain executives to urge a closer partnership with the U.S., Nikkei Asia learned. He also set out U.S. aims to attract more Taiwanese investment into the U.S.

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