ONLINE SOVEREIGNTY: China is ‘essentially ruling’ Taiwanese on the Internet by collecting their data and forcing them to select ‘Taiwan, China’ on job banks
Date: Sep 23, 2018
By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporter
Chinese state-sponsored online job banks have created interfaces that require
Taiwanese to register personal information, which would result in that information being obtained by the Chinese government, academics said yesterday.
The Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (臺灣地區與大陸地區人民關係條例) and the Employment Service Act (就業服務法) stipulate that Taiwanese online job banks are not allowed to post job vacancies in China, or they would face fines of NT$100,000 to NT$500,000.
However, a slew of Chinese online job banks — including zhaopin.com (智聯招聘), Ahighpin.cn (智聯卓聘), lagou.com (拉勾網), 51job.com and zhipin.com (Boss直聘) — allow Taiwanese to sign up for accounts using a cellphone, which means they do not have to be in China to look for jobs and can have interviews online.
Taiwanese wanting to use the Chinese job banks are required to select “Taiwan, China” when registering their location, which acknowledges Beijing’s “one China” principle, academics said. [FULL STORY]