Trudy Rubin: The US-China conflict to watch is the Chip War — which centers on Taiwan

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

Most Americans are unaware that the United States is already fighting a war with China that involves Taiwan. This war isn’t yet being fought with weapons. Instead, it is a battle to control the World’s most critical technology: the design and production of microchips — on which virtually everything in our modern World depends. From microwaves to smartphones to cars, from the stock market to missiles — our economy and military run on the tiny silicon chips that power computer systems. “We rely on them for all aspects of our daily life,” I was told by Chris Miller, author of the important new bo…

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