Semis Only Small Segment of a Solution to U.S.-China Tensions

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U.S.-China trade negotiations inched closer to a Memoranda of Understanding on a variety of technical, policy and purchasing measures in talks that finished Feb. 15. Discussions will continue this week with an aim to delivering the MoU before a Mar. 1 deadline for increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese exports. One of the potential purchasing measures would be increased Chinese purchases of U.S. semiconductors. Chinese imports of semiconductors reached $311.4 billion in 2018, while U.S. exports to China in the 12 months to Nov. 30 were just $3.33 billion, or 9.6% of total U.S. shipments. Incr...

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