Cabinet plans travel ban on retired military officers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/02
By: Lu Hsin-hui and Y.F. Low

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) The Cabinet plans to amend the existing law governing cross-Taiwan Strait ties to ban political appointees and senior military officers from traveling to China for a minimum of three years after retiring, a spokesman said on Thursday.

The decision to revise the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area was made at a meeting between Premier Lin Chuan (林全) and legislators from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, according to spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇).

The proposed ban would apply to political appointees; military officers at the rank of lieutenant-general and higher in the Army and Air Force, and vice admiral and higher in the Navy; officials involved in highly confidential work and intelligence officers, Hsu said.

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