Taiwan Talks Chips, Chinese ‘Coercion’ in US Meetingon November 23, 2021 at 3:33 pm

TAIPEI—Taiwan and the United States discussed chip shortages and how to respond to China’s economic “coercion” during the second session of an economic dialogue launched last year, Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua said on Tuesday. The talks came a week after a virtual meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. After that meeting, Xi said that supporters of Taiwanese independence, in the United States, were “playing with fire.” China fiercely claims democratic Taiwan as its own and has not ruled out the use of force to ensure eventual unification. Speaking to reporters in Taipei after five hours of online talks, led on the U.S. side by Under Secretary of State for economic growth, energy and the environment, Jose Fernandez, Wang said they discussed supply chain collaboration, including for  semiconductors. “The semiconductor portion included the present short-term supply chain bottleneck problem. Even more important is the future …

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