September 15, 2021 Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. Credit: Taiwan’s Office of the President
SEOUL, South Korea — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Sept. 14 the country “must secure a strategic position in the space industry’s supply chain” by leveraging its competitive edge in semiconductor and precision engineering. To that end, Taiwan’s leader called for cooperation between government, the private sector and academia to launch a “local team dedicated to manufacturing satellites and ground station equipment as soon as possible.”
Tsai made the remark during a visit to the National Space Organization (NPSO), a state-run space technology developer, at the Hsinchu Science Park, according to Taiwan News and other local media outlets.