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Mapping China’s semiconductor ecosystem in global context: Strategic dimensions and conclusions


Published 29 September 2021

This report provides a framework for assessing the national interest vis-à-vis China’s role in the semiconductor value chain.

With growing strategic concerns in the US and Europe about China and interdependencies throughout the semiconductor value chain, a better understanding and systematic assessment of China’s capabilities in the semiconductor value chain is needed.

This report, by John Lee and Jan-Peter Kleinhans of MERICS and Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, draws conclusions across three strategic dimensions: industry competitiveness, national security and resilience of the global supply chain. Understanding China’s role throughout the value chain in terms of these strategic dimensions helps policy makers to identify current and future interdependencies with China and to balance or prioritize between competing interests.

Download Mapping China’s semiconductor ecosystem in global context: Strategic dimensions and conclusions by John Lee and Jan-Peter Kleinhans.

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