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Taiwan says security talks with Japan focused on TSMC investment

Ruling parties from both sides hold first ever joint security dialogue

Senior lawmakers from Taiwan and Japan's ruling parties hold the first ever security dialogue between the two sides. (Photo supplied by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party)

TAIPEI -- Security talks between Taipei and Tokyo on Friday were focused on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s planned investment in Japan and future collaboration on the chip supply chain, a key lawmaker in Taiwan's ruling party said.

The comments were made at the first ever regional security dialogue between the ruling parties of Taiwan and Japan -- a meeting, already condemned by Beijing, that comes amid growing Chinese aggression in the region.

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