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The security implications of the sectoral migration

This chapter analyzes the extent to which the migration has created or may create threats and vulnerabilities for the state actors in Washington-Beijing-Taipei relations. The chapter comprises three sections. The fi rst section examines the economic security ramifi cations of migration, and it is argued that empirical data to date have not substantiated the hollowing-out thesis and that the long-term economic security impact of migration remains undetermined. The second section identifi es the long-term technological and defense security repercussions of migration. These include: (1) the Chinese chip industrial base, the PLA modernization, and the balance of power; (2) technological risks resulting from the narrowing chip technology gap and China’s semiconductor-targeted IW attacks; and (3) foreign dependency vulnerabilities. The third section concludes with a summary of the fi ndings.