Anti-government protesters wave American flags during their rally at Chater Garden in Central on October 26. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Hong Kong’s protests are part of the new great power conflict, but Chile’s are not. It’s all about the ‘rimland’

  • For decades, the US dominated coastal areas needed to contain great power rivals, but this is now under threat
  • Hong Kong is one such area, and the protesters are inserting themselves into this conflict by calling for US support

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Anti-government protesters wave American flags during their rally at Chater Garden in Central on October 26. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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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
Craig Addison
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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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