US President Joe Biden with the Chips and Science Act after signing it on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden with the Chips and Science Act after signing it on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9. Photo: AP
Shirley Ze Yu
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Shirley Ze Yu

The US-China tech race is really a chip talent war and America isn’t winning

  • However hard the Biden administration tries to counter Chinese chip manufacturing, there is a key factor it fails to take into account: talent flow
  • The US can ban the sale of technology to China. But it cannot stem the flow of global, including US-trained, tech talent to China

US President Joe Biden with the Chips and Science Act after signing it on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden with the Chips and Science Act after signing it on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9. Photo: AP
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