The logo of TSMC is seen at its headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, in August 2018. The company has flourished by acting as the Switzerland of semiconductor manufacturing. Photo: Reuters
Craig Addison
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Craig Addison

Why Taiwan’s role will be crucial in next phase of the US-China tech war

  • Decades ago, Taiwan bet big on semiconductors to keep itself afloat, producing an industry powerhouse in the process
  • Now, as development focuses on AI and 5G – technologies at the heart of the current US-China tech war – chip manufacturers on the island may be forced to choose sides

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The logo of TSMC is seen at its headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, in August 2018. The company has flourished by acting as the Switzerland of semiconductor manufacturing. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese home appliance maker Haier’s headquarters in Qingdao, eastern China, in 2014. Casarte is a successful premium brand under Haier. Photo: AP
He Jiaxun
Opinion

Opinion

The View by He Jiaxun

While Huawei and Xiaomi have had global success, building the Made in China brand must go beyond big tech

  • As part of its economic transformation, China needs to encourage brand building. For the best lessons, it must look beyond its high-profile tech titans and at traditional manufacturers like home-appliance label Casarte

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Chinese home appliance maker Haier’s headquarters in Qingdao, eastern China, in 2014. Casarte is a successful premium brand under Haier. Photo: AP
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