Eight Chinese Officials Sacked in Semiconductor Chip Industry

At least eight senior officials in China’s semiconductor chip industry were sacked in the past months.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) watchdog—Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI)—announced most of the cases in late July, while state-run media announced some other cases.
Both CCDI and the media said the eight officials were under investigation. “Under investigation” has a specific meaning in the CCP system, that is, the regime detains an official or officer in a secret place, tortures him/her to get information, and forces him/her to confess to a crime.
These eight leaders lead or controlled the nation’s semiconductor chip business. Six of them were related to the Industry and Information Technology Ministry (MIIT) and the National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (CICF)….

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