TSMC, Foxconn say they are in process of signing deal for BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines

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By Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan’s TSMC and Foxconn said on Sunday they were in the middle of the contract signing process to buy COVID-19 vaccines from Germany’s BioNTech SE, part of a drawn out and highly politicised process for Taiwan to access the shot. Taiwan’s government has tried for months to buy the vaccine directly from BioNTech and has blamed China, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory, for nixing a deal the two sides were due to sign earlier this year. China denies the accusations. Last month, facing public pressure about the slow pace of T…

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