US Sanctions on China Send Taiwan Tech Exports to Mainland, Hong Kong Surging



Ralph Jennings | South China Morning Post

Taiwanese exports of hi-tech goods to China have accelerated in recent months as Chinese companies look to end their reliance on American technology and replace components no longer available due to US sanctions.

US president-elect Joe Biden is not expected by analysts to call off the trade war initiated by the Trump administration in July 2018, or ease restrictions on Chinese tech firms such as telecoms network giant Huawei Technologies Co. early in his term.

Ongoing hostilities could prove a major boost to Taiwan, a global leader in the production of semiconductors and hi-tech goods, as China still relies on imported technology like computer chips for devices it manufactures.

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