Global Chip Shortage Underscores Need to Diversify US Supply Chain

China’s Taiwan intimidation and its domestic semiconductor investment threaten US tech sector

An employee works at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, China, on March 17, 2021. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)
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Commentary The continuing global semiconductor shortage has highlighted the United States’ dependence on a fragile global supply chain of chip manufacturing that’s concentrated in Asia. Amid this environment, China’s increasingly combative stance against Taiwan—along with its massive domestic investment into chipmaking—is a key risk to the security of America’s chip supply. The worsening global computer chip shortage has been destructive to
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