First stop Samsung: Biden touts South Korean role in securing global supply chains

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2022
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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Joe Biden's first stop on his inaugural trip to Asia as U.S. president on Friday was a massive Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) semiconductor plant, underscoring a message of economic security with an eye on China and the war in Ukraine.

Biden landed at the U.S. military's Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, and immediately drove to Samsung's nearby factory, the largest semiconductor plant in the world. There he greeted South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, a relative newcomer to politics, for the first time in person. read more

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