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Nothing made in China in my house
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How are you accessing this forum?

And in any event what has that got to do with this Taiwan caper any way ??
Quite a lot actually...

The US and Taiwan are talking about upping microchip production together to reduce reliance on China...

Why that couldn't have been done over the phone is a mystery though , as the visit is a perfect opportunity for China to sabre rattle!
 
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The US and Taiwan are talking about upping microchip production together to reduce reliance on China...
More USA's reliance on semiconductors from Taiwan. China imports them as well. Then the west and there are other far east suppliers.

You can see that move away is a touch exaggerated.

Biden's solution to getting these chips produced in the US sounded nice and "simple" done a dusted. Then the hang on a min items start crooping up in the news.
 
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Biden's solution to getting these chips produced in the US sounded nice and "simple" done a dusted. Then the hang on a min items start crooping up in the news.
Such as China's buying up of much of the world's precious metal/mineral supplies perchance?

Chile is the next country to be fought over commercially.
 
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The Yanks spuddling again ,just as the Ukraine problem is linked to them, always trying it on with someone
 
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all this chinese caper with military exercises is for the chinese domestic audience

A sort of look tough stance by the chinese president ,paddington
 
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all this chinese caper with military exercises is for the chinese domestic audience

A sort of look tough stance by the chinese president ,paddington
That's what was said about Russia and Ukraine just over 6 months ago...

Do tell us, how has that worked out?
 
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Such as China's buying up of much of the world's precious metal/mineral supplies perchance?
This gives a fair idea of semiconductor exports.
Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of electronic circuit components during 2021.
  1. Hong Kong: US$211.3 billion (20.8% of exported electronic circuit components)
  2. Taiwan: $155.9 billion (15.4%)
  3. China: $139.8 billion (13.8%)
  4. Singapore: $112.6 billion (11.1%)
  5. South Korea: $109.3 billion (10.8%)
  6. Malaysia: $59.6 billion (5.9%)
  7. United States: $52.8 billion (5.2%)
  8. Japan: $34 billion (3.4%)
  9. Vietnam: $32.7 billion (3.2%)
  10. Philippines: $24.1 billion (2.4%)
  11. Germany: $15.9 billion (1.6%)
  12. Netherlands: $13.5 billion (1.3%)
  13. Ireland: $11.1 billion (1.1%)
  14. Thailand: $8.4 billion (0.8%)
  15. France: $7.5 billion (0.7%)
 
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There will be a war out there with China in the next 10 years

Which will be far more serious
Than this ukraine caper
 
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This gives a fair idea of semiconductor exports.
Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of electronic circuit components during 2021.
  1. Hong Kong: US$211.3 billion (20.8% of exported electronic circuit components)
  2. Taiwan: $155.9 billion (15.4%)
  3. China: $139.8 billion (13.8%)
  4. Singapore: $112.6 billion (11.1%)
  5. South Korea: $109.3 billion (10.8%)
  6. Malaysia: $59.6 billion (5.9%)
  7. United States: $52.8 billion (5.2%)
  8. Japan: $34 billion (3.4%)
  9. Vietnam: $32.7 billion (3.2%)
  10. Philippines: $24.1 billion (2.4%)
  11. Germany: $15.9 billion (1.6%)
  12. Netherlands: $13.5 billion (1.3%)
  13. Ireland: $11.1 billion (1.1%)
  14. Thailand: $8.4 billion (0.8%)
  15. France: $7.5 billion (0.7%)
Interesting. I wonder how much of those big numbers are made up from vast production of relatively low tech stuff. HK would benefit on that metric.
OTOH France for example is technically advanced though they don't make so much.
It depends how you measure things.

I've got to know a guy from HK who came out recently when the UK offered visas.
He works in telecomms G5 hard/software. One of the reasons he got out is what he saw of China's determination and progress in access to, and control of, every aspect of everyone's life. He says "never trust them with anything".
We shouldn't allow this sort of thing: https://www.theguardian.com/busines...quires-uks-largest-semiconductor-manufacturer

(No relevance at all but while out for a run he had a heart attack out of the blue (he's 45 ish). He says the NHS is wonderful, even though he got covid while in hospital.)
 
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That's what was said about Russia and Ukraine just over 6 months ago...

Do tell us, how has that worked out?

Well what happened was that The Russians invaded the Ukraine

Although technically (?) the Russians had already invaded the Ukraine in 2014

In 2022 the Russians already occupying or in part of the Ukraine put there Russian uniforms on

As for how it’s worked out It sort of went pear shaped for the Russians ( to an extent)

Not quite according to plan ?
 
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As for how it’s worked out It sort of went pear shaped for the Russians ( to an extent)

Not quite according to plan ?
Not exactly what I meant...

How has it gone for the rest of the world?
 
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Please they Aliens can you fly over here and vapourize our China/USA/Russian leaders and threaten to vaporize anymore that are

A) Male
B) suffer small genitalia insecurity syndrome
C) All above.

Absolute fking children do they not feel embarrassed calling **** soldiers in boats and tanks to stand there posturing launching missiles at fellow human beings claiming that is 'their' territory? What for the next 10/20 years until you die?? Really? Its noones territory you absolute bellends, we are purely custodians to mother earth and her land something we failed to grasp.
We managed to missile Taliban leader there's plenty more that need one.
 
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