People walk in front of the gate of SMIC factory in Shanghai, China on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE People walk in front of the gate of SMIC factory in Shanghai, China on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
People walk in front of the gate of SMIC factory in Shanghai, China on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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US-China tech war: China stockpiles chips and chip-making machines to resist US

  • China’s imports of chips and chip production equipment soared last year despite Beijing’s call for self-reliance in technology
  • Work-from-home arrangements during the coronavirus pandemic also raised demand for smartphone and computer chips

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People walk in front of the gate of SMIC factory in Shanghai, China on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE People walk in front of the gate of SMIC factory in Shanghai, China on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
People walk in front of the gate of SMIC factory in Shanghai, China on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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