In Taiwan, which leads the world in the field of semiconductors, the "National Safety Law" was amended to prevent the outflow of technologies that are the key to industrial competitiveness such as semiconductor design to China, and the Taiwanese authorities have banned new acts. It is a policy to strengthen the crackdown by calling it "economic spy crime".

The Taiwanese parliament and the Legislative Yuan unanimously passed and passed the revision of the "National Security Law" at the plenary session on the 20th.

Under the revised law, the technology newly certified by the Taiwanese authorities as "If it leaks out of the region including China, it will cause serious damage to Taiwan's safety, industrial competitiveness, and economic development" is used for powers outside the region. Unauthorized acquisition or use is prohibited, and any violation will result in imprisonment of 5 to 12 years.

The target technology will be certified in the future, but according to experts, it is assumed that Taiwan will lead the world in semiconductor design.

According to the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau of Taiwan's investigative agency, 26 cases were caught on suspicion of infringement of trade secrets in Taiwan in the last year alone, many of which are believed to involve Chinese capital behind the scenes. ..

Furthermore, even in this case, it has been revealed one after another that Chinese companies are suspected of illegally setting up bases in various parts of Taiwan under the guise of Hong Kong capital and pulling out semiconductor engineers. ..

The Taiwanese authorities have called the new prohibition act an "economic espionage crime" and plan to further tighten the crackdown in the future.