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Trade war

The great US-China tech decoupling: Where are we now?

Beijing's push for self-sufficiency in chips and other areas slowly gathering steam

U.S. tariffs and sanctions have spurred China to pursue tech independence, but supply chains cannot be built overnight.

TAIPEI -- For Toshio Nakama, the battle between China and the U.S. for global tech supremacy has been a boon.

Last year S2C, the chip design tools company that he co-founded 16 years ago in Silicon Valley and later moved to Shanghai, was bought by SMIT Holding, a Chinese group backed by Beijing's China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund, nicknamed the "Big Fund."

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