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China's chip strategy setbacks hold lesson for Japan on self-reliance

Japanese players should use M&A to build scale in their strengths: industry veteran

Tsinghua Unigroup, whose booth at a Chongqing exhibition is pictured here, suffered a financial collapse.

BEIJING -- A construction site at an industrial zone in Chongqing sits vacant, once intended as a new memory chip plant for Chinese semiconductor maker Tsinghua Unigroup.

"No one comes here anymore," a person with knowledge of the project said.

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