Remarks from a China industry ministry official

  • says expects semiconductors will continue to be in short supply over a relatively long period
  • says China encourages key domestic enterprises to increase investment, promote better supply capacity of entire chip industry chain

Meanwhile ... in Australia:

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison is proposing to allow children to drive forklifts.
  • State governments have been caught by surprise, Queensland, Victorian and New South Wales governments saying they have no plans to lower the current age of 18.