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Relying on an adversary to supply critical components in equipment that our nation deems mission-essential is, to put it mildly, foolish. But that is exactly what the United States has been doing when it comes to China and semiconductors.

The expansion and robust implementation of a Zero China Chips policy, originally introduced in the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), would help change this equation. It would mitigate the risks associated with depending on China, while simultaneously boosting semiconductor production domestically and among our allies and partner nations—a reliable path towards removing the PRC’s leverage over the U.S. and the globe.

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From critical infrastructure and national defense to innovation for artificial intelligence, quantum computing, biotechnology, and 6G, semiconductors enable nearly every aspect of our digital society. Yet, untrustworthy semiconductors can introduce risks of compromise, malfunction, or sabotage capable of harming health, safety, and the economy. For these reasons and others, semiconductors underpin economic and national security competition between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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