You are confusing money spent with result obtained. China's fast advancement already to 3nm design already discredits your theory as it is by far the fastest-moving. So what it spent on semiconductor development is irrelevant as it is unreliable (a top national priority as this will have government support that can be unannounced and classified). But the competition is not with TSMC or Samsung because that seems too easy a task. The real fight is making the lithographs. The author should get real as he's not comparing the right things and not measuring the correct units.
Get real about the Chinese semiconductor industryChina faces competition from a massive investment surge by South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Taiwan's TSMC
On January 9, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Samsung Electronics may invest more than $30 billion in its memory and logic semiconductor businesses in 2021: “Chipmaking equipment manufacturers say the company has provided order plans for 2021 that point to a further 20% to 30% increase in spending.”
On January 14, it was reported that leading semiconductor foundry TSMC plans capital spending of between $25 billion and $28 billion this year, an increase of 45% to 63%. It is widely expected but not yet confirmed that some of this investment will be in anticipation of outsourcing from Intel.
The Information Network, a market research company focused on microelectronics, predicts that “investments in new [semiconductor] fabs or capacity expansion will exceed US$160bn in China over the coming 5-7 years; we expect this will drive an increase in China’s equipment spending to more $40 billion in 2025.”
In other words, China’s total semiconductor investments in 2025 may be less than Samsung and TSMC’s combined investments in 2021.
Did falun gong teach that trick? State your wish as fact and it'll come true? LOLOL Your efforts to instill defeatism in the Chinese had failed before they began. You bet against China and you will lose every time.Not only will China not catch up, it will fall further and further behind as it underinvests by tens of billions against competitors that are already far ahead. Frankly it seems like this competition is over before it started. China lost.