In the coming week, the Speaker of the American Parliament, Nancy Pelosi, visited Taiwan, causing extreme displeasure with regard to the island as part of the political leadership of the PRC. Taiwanese companies with enterprises in mainland China soon faced difficulties in obtaining imported goods.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, the formal pretext for delaying shipments entering the PRC from Taiwan for further use in the territory of the country was to check whether "the Republic of China" or "Taiwana" had been mentioned on the packages and in the accompanying documentation of those shipments. Since the PRC authorities considered Taiwan to be part of the country's territory, any reference to the geographical and administrative isolation of the island was not permitted. If such a discrepancy was found in the goods supplied to the PRC, the entire shipment would be detained by the country's customs authorities.
According to the source, Pegatron Technology, a company operating in Suzhou territory, is already facing similar opposition, producing various electronic products for United States companies such as Microsoft and Tesla, with components coming from Taiwan, among others.
In the case of Pegatron, the situation was exacerbated by the appearance in the press of photographs from Nancy Pelosi's business meeting with representatives of Taiwan's companies, and in addition to the TSMC leadership, Vice-President Pegatron Jason Chen was also seen in the photo.