Amid growing tensions in the Taiwan Strait, Inventec Chair Tom Cho says a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would benefit nobody in the world. Cho says that his company had long ago kicked off expansion projects around the world to reduce its reliance on China. Let’s hear from him.
We are of course concerned about our many employees in China. But there is no need to fight. Who does it benefit? If there’s a fight, everyone dies. What’s the point? You could say that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could cost them their gas supply at most. But if China attacks Taiwan, they would lose everything. So we need to decouple our supply chains. That’s why we are expanding in Mexico, in Vietnam, in Malaysia and in the Czech Republic. But we won’t be reducing our output from China.
Analysts say Taiwan is the top supplier in the world for high tech products such as chips and servers. They say that a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, would affect every country in the world, turning everyone against China.