Taiwan eager to collaborate with US to produce ‘democracy chips’
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan is eager to produce “democracy chips” with the United States, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday during a visit by Doug Ducey, the governor of the U.S. state of Taiwan. Arizona where TSMC, a major Apple supplier, is building a $12 million factory.
“Facing authoritarian expansionism and the challenges of the post-pandemic era, Taiwan is seeking to strengthen cooperation with the United States in the semiconductor industry and other high-tech industries,” Tsai said. Ing-wen during the meeting held at the presidential palace in Taipei.
“This will help build safer supply chains,” she continued. “We look forward to jointly producing the Democracy Chips to protect the interests of our democratic partners and create greater prosperity.”
Doug Doucey’s visit is the latest in a string of visits by U.S. officials in recent weeks, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, despite China’s anger.
(Ben Blanchard report; French version Jean Terzian)
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