On Friday, Taiwan proclaimed that it will join alongside other countries that extol democracy in placing heavy sanctions upon Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. Taiwan, which is the largest contract chipmaker in the world, also announced that the government would comply with all of the laws pertaining to export control.
Taiwan is especially sensitive to the crisis, as China has repeatedly claimed that Taiwan presents its own territory. Over the past couple of years, Beijing has also intensified its military pressure upon the island nation and long-term American ally.
According to Premier Su Tseng-chan, Taiwan “very harshly [condemns] such an act of invasion and will [subsequently] join democratic countries to jointly impose sanctions.”
As part of the sanctions process, Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua declared that the sovereign island will be in the process of “harshly [scrutinizing]” various exports to Russia, including coordination with allies as needed. However, Mei-hau did not provide additional elaboration at this juncture in time.
Furthermore, the Taiwanese foreign ministry remarked in statements that the island nation intends to “coordinate closely with the United States,” alongside other nations with similar values regarding freedom and democracy, in order “to adopt appropriate measures in order to free Ukraine from the horrors of war.”