S1E17: Chips, the ‘new oil’: Power Play

  • 16 Sep 2022

Synopsis: Every third Friday of the month, The Straits Times examines various facets of the US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

Join Charissa Yong and Danson Cheong - ST’s US and China correspondents respectively based in Washington DC and Beijing. They discuss semiconductor chips and why - and how - America and China are fighting over them. What are their strategic vulnerabilities? And what is the state of play?

Highlights (click/tap above):

1:01 The importance of securing chip supply chains

3:24 How the US is trying to maintain its lead and how China has adapted

7:51 Decoupling of the chip supply chain? 

9:36 The rest of the world

Produced by: Charissa Yong (charyong@sph.com.sg), Danson Cheong (dansonc@sph.com.sg), Eden Soh & Teo Tong Kai

Edited by: Eden Soh

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