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Taiwan will screen proposals by local tech companies that plan to transfer technology to China or invest in mainland businesses. "All technical cooperation plans containing technology licensing and technology transfer should be reviewed beforehand" a spokesperson for the Ministry of Economic Affairs told The Register. Previous …

  1. aberglas

    Taiwan is trying to pull out of China

    Taiwan heavily invested in China, and is indeed a major reason for the magic boom after Mao finally died. However, China no longer needs Taiwan, and those investments are a huge liability. China can make them unviable very easily. And Taiwan (now, finally) really appreciates its independence from China.

    So they are pulling out and do not want more to go in.

    Little to do with appeasing the west.

    1. Dinanziame Silver badge

      Re: Taiwan is trying to pull out of China

      Emphasis needed on trying. China (or at least its current president-for-life) definitely does not want to let it go.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Remember when people were afraid of the balkanization of the Internet ?

    It seems that we are creating the balkanization of industry, and because it's all in the name of National Security, nobody is complaining about it.

    Not saying that someone should complain, just observing that nation states are pulling the curtains and closing the shutters more and more.

    But since we've always been at war with Eurasia . . .

    1. Gene Cash Silver badge

      Re: Remember when people were afraid of the balkanization of the Internet ?

      Well, I personally think when you give up local production, you've really harmed yourself. When the US stopped producing steel, it turned out to have a ripple effect that ended up being a really bad day.

  3. Mark Exclamation

    It's all really moot.....

    When China eventually marches (sails/flies) into Taiwan (which it will do), it will get everything, including the chip manufacturing companies, their tech, and all American (and Western) military defence equipment. Oh wait, they've already got all the plans to the latter.

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