Engineers work at a semiconductor enterprise in Dalian, Liaoning Province. State media has emphasised that making chips is not only very difficult, but represents the pinnacle of global cooperation. Photo: Xinhua
Engineers work at a semiconductor enterprise in Dalian, Liaoning Province. State media has emphasised that making chips is not only very difficult, but represents the pinnacle of global cooperation. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese state media pushes back on chip nationalism after social media vilifies TSMC’s Nanjing expansion

  • Nationalistic calls to stop TSMC’s expansion in Nanjing have been brewing after the foundry giant said it would invest US$2.87 billion to boost output there
  • Xinhua warned that overhyping China’s progress in chip making could lead to ‘misguided confidence’ that hides the real challenges the country faces

Engineers work at a semiconductor enterprise in Dalian, Liaoning Province. State media has emphasised that making chips is not only very difficult, but represents the pinnacle of global cooperation. Photo: Xinhua
Engineers work at a semiconductor enterprise in Dalian, Liaoning Province. State media has emphasised that making chips is not only very difficult, but represents the pinnacle of global cooperation. Photo: Xinhua
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