Nation steps up security, border control after Paris terrorist attacks

The China Post
Date: November 26, 2015
By: CNA

TAIPEI — Minister of the Interior Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) said Wednesday that the

An official from the Aviation Police Bureau (APB, 航警局) demonstrates how to use a explosives detector, yesterday, in the wake of increased fears of terrorist attacks. (CNA)

An official from the Aviation Police Bureau (APB, 航警局) demonstrates how to use a explosives detector, yesterday, in the wake of increased fears of terrorist attacks. (CNA)

government has tightened its border controls and stepped up intelligence-sharing in the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks that killed nearly 130 people.

Taiwan has tightened personal checks and enhanced luggage screening at airports and ports to screen terrorist suspects through intelligence-sharing with other countries, and has enhanced anti-terror training for police, Chen said at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Interior Committee.

Chen was responding to concerns that Taiwan could be the target of a terrorist attack after U.S. President Barack Obama described Taiwan as a member of a “global coalition” to counter the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL, during a speech at the East Asia summit in Kuala Lumpur Nov. 23.

Chen said that Taiwan is a peace advocate and focuses its contributions upon international anti-terror efforts by providing humanitarian assistance and sharing intelligence.     [FULL  STORY]

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