Radio Taiwan International
The reality of Chinese espionage attempts can be taken for granted. That’s the word from
the head of the Mainland Affairs Council, Katherine Chang, on Tuesday.
Chang was responding to media claims that there may be around 5,000 mainland Chinese agents operating in Taiwan. She told the Legislature that the government has never made public its estimates of the extent of Chinese spying operations. But she said protecting information security is a top priority for the government.
“Our situation is very unusual, especially the opposite side of the strait always eying us,” said Chang. “The government has always given close attention to performing effective security operations. The existence of Chinese intelligence agents is something we take for granted, and we have to be ready with our security mechanisms.” [FULL STORY]