Chinese mainland’s suspension of natural sand exports to Taiwan will have an impact on the latter’s chip manufacturing industry, according to a former vice-minister of commerce. Wei Jianguo, who is now vice-president of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, said Taiwan currently consumes around 90 million metric tons of natural sand in a year, among which one third are from the Chinese mainland. The Chinese mainland announced the suspension of natural sand exports to Taiwan starting Wednesday. Quartz sand, a type of natural sand, is an important raw material for chip manufacturing, and Taiwan is a major global supplier for chips, Wei said.
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