If China takes Taiwan the world loses and so does China. The chances of TSM remaining functional are close to zero and the world will suffer. The damage inflicted by any invasion would be catastrophic and leave TSM nonfunctional for years. Unless they took Taiwan at lightning speed and with minimal damage, the fabs would be rendered useless. Just a few 747 flights could take away much talent and enough key pieces of complex equipment to render the fabs useless for years. It would also quickly make China a world pariah. The economic damage to the world of this conflict would be literally immeasurable and no one would win. The problem is deterrents exist only in the mind of the beholder and just the fact that China is expending staggering resources on its military and preparing for an all-out invasion is telling. An invasion will be a lose, lose situation for all involved, and with advanced semis being the keys to progress in just about everything, this is the knowledge equivalent of a nuclear war. All sides must realize no one will win if this conflict occurs. Semis have become the key resource and tools for solving the numerous challenges mankind faces on almost every front from a vastly overpopulated world. I hope leaders on all sides can direct the world's resources to the real challenges before us before we have a dead planet in which everyone loses. Petty conflicts need to be put aside, and compared to the survival of the human race, this is a petty conflict for all sides to waste resources on. Semis are now the key to leveraging our knowledge to deal with the challenges to keep our planet livable.