(Central News Agency reporter Zeng Zhiyi, San Francisco, 18th) The importance of the resilience of the epidemic and AI-catalyzed chip supply chain has greatly increased. TSMC founder Zhang Zhongmou has represented Taiwan as the APEC leader representative for the seventh time this year. During the summit, leaders from various countries rushed to actively seek help on semiconductor issues, and the United States Former House Speaker Pelosi even praised him as a “remarkable genius.”
The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting came to a successful conclusion on the 17th. Zhang Zhongmou, who has been non-stop attending various official meetings and conducting off-site bilateral talks in recent days, stood almost the entire afternoon at the International Press Conference to answer questions from the media. He did not show any signs of fatigue and even joked to test whether reporters had remembered it. The president delivered his four major tasks.
That night, at the leader’s representative appreciation dinner, when Xiao Meiqin, the representative in the United States, introduced Pelosi, who made a surprise appearance, Zhang Zhongmou also blew a kiss, and the atmosphere was lively.
This APEC leader representative with both wisdom and childlike innocence is best known as the founder of TSMC.
After the world has put aside the haze of the COVID-19 epidemic, artificial intelligence has become a prominent science. The emergence of ChatGPT has accelerated the popularity of generative AI. Chips have become the food of the digital era. During this year’s APEC summit, many leaders took the initiative to ask Zhang Zhongmou for help from semiconductors. When he was asked at the international press conference, “Who hasn’t talked to you about chips?” he responded brilliantly, “Maybe you think it’s funny when I say it. They asked me what the chips are like. It’s true, it’s true.”
At a time when countries are clamoring for strengthening the resilience of the supply chain, as the founder of TSMC, Zhang Zhongmou is full of golden words. He cited TSMC’s expansion of production capacity in Taiwan and the establishment of factories in the United States and Japan as an example, pointing out that in order to strengthen the resilience of the supply chain, it is necessary to Understand the fact that “globalization is almost dead”.
Foreign officials revealed that Zhang Zhongmou was highly respected at the conference. “Every country in the world now knows that no country can occupy an important position in the world like TSMC, which he runs.” Many leaders took the initiative to interact with him. He really represented Taiwan strives for a lot of international respect and friendship.
APEC has a total of 21 economies. In addition to the official itinerary, Zhang Zhongmou held interactive dialogues with more than half of the leaders during this trip and also completed the four tasks assigned by President Tsai. My wife Zhang Shu shared that one time he just returned to the hotel to rest for two minutes. “I peeled oranges for him to eat, and he was reading the information again.” There was very little chance to talk to each other. “Only after reading the newspaper did I find out that he met five people yesterday.” , even the meeting between Zhang Zhongmou and US Vice President Harris Jinli was only known by reading the newspaper.
Since Zhang Zhongmou arrived in San Francisco on the 14th, in addition to meeting with his old friend Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, ally Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Kamala Harris and other leaders, he has also interacted frequently with APEC host US officials, especially with the White House Chief Executive who is leading the implementation of the chip law. Economic adviser Lael Brainard’s team talks broadly touched on semiconductor cooperation.
Pelosi said in an interview with Taiwanese media that Chang Chung-mou is a big man who cannot be ignored. Once when he returned to the United States from Taiwan, everyone asked, “Have you met Morris (Chung Chung-mou’s English name)? They know that I have met the president, but next time One problem is this”, highlighting that Zhang Zhongmou is indeed a global celebrity and “a great genius.” (Editor: Lin Shuyuan) 1121119