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China’s Chip Executives Worry They’re Next on U.S. Hit List

  • Further U.S. sanctions may derail China’s chip industry
  • Homegrown firms step up efforts to increase self-sufficiency
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Dozens of senior Chinese government officials and business leaders gathered at the 2020 World Semiconductor Conference last week, but their usual agenda of trumpeting the nation’s chip innovation was colored by fears their industry might be next to suffer trade sanctions from the Trump administration.