TAIPEI — Taiwan has told staffing companies to remove all listings for jobs in China, a drastic move to prevent the outflow of vital tech talent to the mainland amid rising tensions between Taipei and Beijing.

The Labor Ministry said that all Taiwanese and foreign staffing companies on the island as a general rule may no longer post openings for jobs located in China, especially those involving critical industries such as integrated circuits and semiconductors, according to a notice seen by Nikkei Asia.

The move comes as Beijing seeks to build up the mainland’s semiconductor industry — a goal that has intensified demand for Taiwanese engineers.

“Due to geopolitical tension between the U.S. and China, China’s semiconductor development has suffered some setbacks and as a result China has

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