Who Is Morris Chang, and Why Does Everyone Want to Be Him?

The cutthroat battery war between the U.S., China, and Europe is all about emulating the unsung king of silicon chips

Steve LeVine
The Next Zeitgeist
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15 min readJun 14, 2021

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When revolution swallowed China in 1949, the United States admitted a few thousand people who took flight. Among them was an aspiring 18-year-old writer named Zhang…

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Steve LeVine
The Next Zeitgeist

Editor at Large, Medium, covering the turbulence all around us, electric vehicles, batteries, social trends. Writing The Mobilist. Ex-Axios, Quartz, WSJ, NYT.