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Taiwan's chip manufacturing industry to be affected by Chinese mainland's export suspension

By Liu Zhihua | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-08-03 11:20

The Taipei 101 skyscraper commands the urban landscape in Taipei, Taiwan. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland's suspension of natural sand exports to Taiwan will have an impact on the latter's chip manufacturing industry, according to a former vice-minister of commerce.

Wei Jianguo, who is now vice-president of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, said Taiwan currently consumes around 90 million metric tons of natural sand in a year, among which one third are from the Chinese mainland.

The Chinese mainland announced the suspension of natural sand exports to Taiwan starting Wednesday.

Quartz sand, a type of natural sand, is an important raw material for chip manufacturing, and Taiwan is a major global supplier for chips, Wei said. 


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