For several years now, during both the Trump and Biden administrations, the United States has been pushing the government of the Netherlands to restrict the export to China of a machine made by Dutch company ASML that is crucial for semiconductor production.

This article provides an overview of ASML and its product, describes the Trump and Biden administrations' actions, and discusses China-Netherlands relations more broadly, with insights from Rem Korteweg, a Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute.

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