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March 13, 2023, 7:58 AM

EU Qualms on Trade Hamper Chip Progress, Taiwan News Agency Says

Debby Wu
Debby Wu
Bloomberg News

The European Union may not get a chip plant from Taiwanese companies if it continues to refuse to engage Taipei in trade talks, the government-backed Central News Agency said in an editorial column on Monday.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has been talking with Berlin about setting up a multi-billion-dollar plant in Germany, as the EU joins regions in seeking investments to safeguard its supply chain. Without help from the likes of TSMC and Intel Corp., it could be challenging for the EU to secure advanced chipmaking capabilities.

But in an unusually combative piece, the official Central News Agency said ...