Taiwan will join “democratic countries” in sanctioning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the government announced on Friday, with the world’s largest contract chipmaker, TSMC, pledging to follow all export control requirements.
Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory and has seen growing military pressure from Beijing in the previous two years, is keeping a careful eye on the problem.
“We strongly condemn such an act of invasion and would join democratic nations in imposing sanctions together,” Premier Su Tseng-chang told reporters in Taipei, without providing any information.
Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua stated that the island will “harshly analyze” its exports to Russia and “communicate” with undisclosed friends on future moves. She also did not go into further detail.
According to the foreign ministry, the island, which is critical to the global semiconductor supply chain, would “work closely with the United States and other like-minded countries to implement suitable steps in order to liberate Ukraine from the horrors of war.”