LIFELONG BAN: Taiwanese who hold or have held Chinese residency cards would be permanently barred from National Security Bureau jobs, according to a draft amendment
Date: Mar 31, 2019
By: Lee Hsin-fang and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The Executive Yuan is mulling amending the law to bar Taiwanese who have Chinese
residency cards from government posts related to national security, an official said yesterday.
The planned changes are part of a broader government proposal to amend the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (台灣地區與大陸地區人民關係條例), the official said on condition of anonymity.
The Executive Yuan believes that Taiwanese who hold or have held Chinese residency cards should be permanently disqualified from jobs at the National Security Bureau, the integrity of which is paramount, the official added.
They would also not be allowed to work for the Military Intelligence Bureau, the Military Police Command, the Investigation Bureau, the Coast Guard Administration or the National Police Administration, but the agencies would be allowed to hire such people 10 years after they renounce their Chinese residency, the official said. [FULL STORY]