Brandon admin just gutted China’s microchip industry
As previously reported here, China’s tech sector is very weak because they lack enough people with sufficient expertise to manage it. China has been casting covetous eyes towards Taiwan, but has not invaded despite much fist shaking and bluster. Yes, the CCP would love to get their hands on Taiwan’s chip industry, but it won’t happen or at least not soon for a variety of reasons. First they would have to get past the US Navy (maybe), but there is much uncertainty as to whether the US would fight or not. Making a successful landing on Taiwan in the face of the strong resistance would be really tough, not least because the terrain is inhospitable to an invading force. Even if the CCP managed to take Taiwan and capture the chip factories intact (doubtful) they don’t have the trained manpower to be able to operate them.
Jordan Schneider put out a series of posts on Twitter revealing the carnage.