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China fumes as Pelosi visits Taiwan: What makes the island so important?

Taiwan is among the largest manufacturers of crucial chips and houses the world's largest semiconductor foundry, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

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Taiwan | Nancy Pelosi | semiconductor

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (right) in Taipei on Wednesday

Shortly after Nancy Pelosi's official visit to the island nation of on Tuesday, tensions between and have risen. On Thursday, started military exercises around . Also, following Pelosi's visit, 27 Chinese jets entered Taiwan's air defence zone, and 22 of them crossed the median line separating the two countries.

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First Published: Thu, August 04 2022. 10:32 IST

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