(Central News Agency reporters Zeng Zhiyi and Zhang Xinyu, San Francisco, 17th) The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting concluded. Taiwan leader representative Zhang Zhongmou said that he had interactive dialogues with more than half of the leaders during this trip, including Chinese President Xi Jinping. In addition, he only had “humorous pleasantries” with US President Biden, and there were no formal talks between the two sides.
The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting ended today. The outside world is paying attention to whether Zhang Zhongmou will meet with Biden. Zhang Zhongmou attended the international press conference in the afternoon and said that he and Biden had a lot of interactions, “but there were no formal so-called bilateral talks.” However, he did have meetings with many senior US officials. , including Vice President Harris Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and White House Chief Economic Adviser Brainard, had a very in-depth discussion. The main focus was to promote regional peace and prosperity, and strongly expressed Taiwan’s desire to increase the resilience of the supply chain.
As for whether the dialogue with the United States discussed the Taiwan election, Chang said that he and Biden were just social conversations of a humorous nature. When asked by the media whether Taiwan was dependent on China’s economy, Chang said no.
Zhang Zhongmou had conversations and interactions with more than half of the leaders during this trip, but he mentioned that he “did not have any conversations with President Xi.” As for the scope of the exchanges with leaders, they are nothing more than regional peace and development, supply chain resilience, and semiconductors.
He pointed out that two or three years ago, few people were curious enough to ask what semiconductors were. Recently, attention has increased significantly. “Indeed, many leaders asked me why semiconductors are so difficult to make.” It can be seen that everyone is interested in semiconductors. rising.
Zhang Zhongmou said that all countries have emphasized promoting supply chain resilience, but he mainly focused on electronics, especially semiconductor supply chains. He also shared that for TSMC, in addition to vigorously increasing Taiwan’s production capacity in recent years, it has also invested in a lot of production capacity in the United States and Japan. Efforts are underway to increase the resilience of the semiconductor supply chain.
This is the seventh time that Chang has represented Taiwan in APEC this year. When asked what was different about hosting it this time in the United States, he said, “I often come to San Francisco, but I am very happy to come back again.” He met many leaders and officials at this year’s summit. “I saw more people this time than before,” especially many high-ranking American officials. (Editor: Pan Yijing) 1121118