What's new here? Wasn't SMIC able to mass produce at 14nm last year or even earlier already? I hate all these recycling old news or reporting non-news or predicting future news just to prey on people's eagerness to see greatest leap-forward in semiconductor made by China yesterday.
Unless, of course, it is talking about 14nm production line built with indigenous equipment. But then again, that was reported many times before and unless there is something new, there is really no need to repeat the same thing in monthly cycle to ease the anxiety.
What SMIC currently producing 14nm for a year or so, is not 100% with localised equipment
In 2022, it will be 100% localised (hopefully) ... so thats the main difference