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Taiwan’s tech giants eye India as a manufacturing base with US partner Apple. Why it may anger China.

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Taiwan’s tech giants eye India as a manufacturing base with US partner Apple. Why it may anger China.

Taiwan’s tech manufacturers including Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron are looking beyond China. They want to de-risk supply chains by expanding in India — some believe at the prodding of Apple. This at a time when India is coming closer to Taiwan diplomatically. Is a free trade agreement between the two likely? It’ll upset China, which claims sovereignty over Taiwan.
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A man walks past a Foxconn logo in Taipei on January 31, 2019. Getty Images
A man walks past a Foxconn logo in Taipei on January 31, 2019.
It could be the next big irritant in India-China bilateral relations. There is a growing bonhomie between Taiwan and India in tech manufacturing, and beyond. Many Taiwanese tech giants are zeroing in on India as a manufacturing base, adopting a China+1 strategy for their supply chains in the wake of the chill between China and the US. It
ball is in India’s court to provide a supportive overarching policy framework. “You may see a ‘Made in India’ iPhone in China in next few years,” says Singh optimistically. Clearly, India is making an all-out effort to emerge as the world’s factory by overtaking China. Closer ties with Taiwan will only help. ( Graphics by Adbul Shafiq)
It could be the next big irritant in India-China bilateral relations. There is a growing bonhomie between Taiwan and India in tech manufacturing, and beyond. Many Taiwanese tech giants are zeroing in on India as a manufacturing base, adopting a China+1 strategy for their supply chains in the wake of the chill between China and the US. It ball is in India’s court to provide a supportive overarching policy framework. “You may see a ‘Made in India’ iPhone in China in next few years,” says Singh optimistically. Clearly, India is making an all-out effort to emerge as the world’s factory by overtaking China. Closer ties with Taiwan will only help. ( Graphics by Adbul Shafiq)

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