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Europe Warned of National Security Risk From China Chip Advances

Dec. 8, 2021, 12:00 AM

China’s rapid advances in semiconductor technology pose a national security risk to Europe that requires governments to make sweeping changes to their plans to build out the chip industry, according to the conclusions of a new report.

Current European Union proposals to secure a leading-edge chip fabrication plant don’t amount to a viable strategy and “won’t suffice,” said Jan-Peter Kleinhans of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung think tank, and John Lee, formerly of the Mercator Institute for China Studies.

The EU is working on a bloc-wide semiconductor strategy that aims to ensure access to what have become crucial components ...