New York Times: semiconductors make Taiwan strategically important

NYT:

Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China

“Though of limited value in territorial terms, Taiwan in recent years has also gained a greater strategic importance as one of the world’s leading producers of semiconductors — the high-tech equivalent of oil in the emerging supercomputing showdown between the United States and China, which faces microchip supply shortages.”

Have earlier written about chips in Taiwan here.

Taiwan and Ukraine. Is this history rhyming with Japan and Germany during WW2?

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