Want China Times
China’s introduction of a travel card to replace the passport-style entry permit for
Taiwanese nationals traveling to the mainland from Sept. 21 has raised concerns in Taiwan about the safety of personal data and even national security breaches.
The measure was first announced in June but Beijing’s unilateral move, which shows no respect to Taiwan’s government, has led to protests from Taiwanese officials.
The fact that Taipei has not come up with any measures in response to the new travel card and Premier Mao Chi-kuo’s remarks that he learned about the new permit only through newspaper reports shows the government’s incompetence in handling cross-strait affairs.
Meanwhile, the public has focused on possible leaks of personal data because of the new entry permit, which comes in the form of a card with a chip, with some people raising the issue to the national security level. [FULL STORY]