58 views Sep 29, 2022 China’s ambitious plan with the “Made in China 2025” program, launched in 2015, is running into serious obstacles. The main goal of the program is to make the country self-sufficient and thus less dependent on imports from abroad. The race for Chinese growth is more focused on technology and the semiconductor industry. However, U.S. blockades on China sharpened since the Trump era, European Union sanctions on telecom companies and similar measures replicated in other countries hit the chip industry hard.