Beijing, 1 Sep. The president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, held a meeting this Thursday with the governor of the US state of Arizona, Doug Ducey, in which she called for more cooperation in the field of semiconductors between the territory and the United States, the agency reported today. Islander CNA.
The president also expressed her desire to “jointly produce” “democratic microchips” with the United States and build a “more resilient supply chain.”
Tsai conveyed her hope that Taiwan and the United States “accelerate the progress of their economic cooperation in the face of advancing authoritarianism.”
For his part, the governor pointed to the common economic strengths between his state and Taiwan, whom he described as “world leaders in the semiconductor sector.”
Ducey mentioned the project of the microchip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the leaders in this industry at a global level, which is building a factory in Arizona valued at 12,000 million dollars (11,981 million euros).
Likewise, the politician recalled that last month he gave the green light to the establishment of an Arizona commercial office in Taiwanese territory.
The governor arrived in Taipei on Tuesday for a three-day visit that he described as “a privilege to reaffirm common values and strengths with Taiwan.”
The latest visits by US officials to Taiwan, including the one carried out in early August by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, “have strengthened relations” between the island and the US country, Tsai said.
In response to the official’s trip, China imposed sanctions on Pelosi, suspended dialogue with the US in several important areas and deployed military maneuvers in the Taiwan Strait of unprecedented intensity in decades.
Pelosi’s trip, which angered Beijing as a “farce” and “deplorable betrayal,” was followed by visits by some US lawmakers and the governor of the state of Indiana.
Taiwan, with whom the North American country does not maintain official relations, is one of the main sources of conflict between China and the US, mainly because Washington is Taiwan’s main arms supplier and would be its greatest military ally in the event of a conflict. war conflict with the Asian giant.
China claims sovereignty over the island, which it considers a rebel province since the Kuomintang nationalists withdrew there in 1949, after losing the civil war against the communists. EFE