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The United States has been experiencing a growing deficit in its chipmaking trade with Asia, but the good news is that Thailand is helping to chip away at that gap. According to US Census data, US imports of chips grew 17% from last year to US$4.86 billion in February, with Asia accounting for 83% of …

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4 hours ago, Thaiger said:

China denied the province [clarification: that refers to Taiwan] the raw materials to make semiconductors.


That claim surprised me a lot. Not because Taiwan is called a province; each can have their own opinion/wishes, but facts do matter: China is a huge source of raw materials, so they can (theoretically) impose export rules that sting. Yet at the same time, China imports loads of semiconductors from the #1 manufacturer that is Taiwan. An actual ban would suggest that China has already become nearly 100% self-reliant.

That would be extremely news-worthy (and deserving much more than a one-liner), but I can't find any stories that back Thaigers' claim. Tentative conclusion: at best, the claim is barely accurate (and at worst, completely false).


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