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Alibaba’s Chip Success Risks Drawing Unwanted U.S. Attention

MIN READOct 22, 2021 | 17:26 GMT

Visitors look at Alibaba's new servers at the company's annual cloud computing conference in Hangzhou, China, on Oct. 19, 2021.

Visitors look at Alibaba's new servers at the company's annual cloud computing conference in Hangzhou, China, on Oct. 19, 2021.

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Alibaba’s new server chip will help expand the Chinese e-commerce giant’s domestic and global cloud computing business. But it also marks a notable step forward in China’s greater drive for a self-sufficient semiconductor industry, which could place Alibaba in the United States’ crosshairs. ...

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