FY2020 SSU-Essay No. 2 / Shingo Ito (Institute for International Economic Studies)


Chinese Government's Response to US-China Semiconductor Friction and Distortion of China’s Semiconductor Industry Development Policy

The Chinese government has invested a large amount of policy resources in the semiconductor industry, positioning it as an industry that supports socioeconomic development and national security. As a result, China’s semiconductor industry has surely developed rapidly, but it now faces an increasing need for self-reliance due to the intensifying U.S.-China conflict. Also, in recent years, China’s semiconductor industry development policy has been found distorted. In response, how is the Chinese government working to coordinate its semiconductor industry development policy? This essay will clarify that move and discuss its implications on