CHINESE MEDDLING: The bill seeks to increase penalties for working on behalf of foreign states, and the KMT said it would determine its stance after reading the draft
Date: Nov 25, 2019
By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus is ready to unveil a draft anti-infiltration law today,caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said yesterday, adding that the goal is to have the bill clear a second reading on Friday.
Concerns about Beijing’s attempts to annex Taiwan and reports about a self-confessed Chinese spy saying that he had been tasked with influencing elections in Taiwan show that an anti-infiltration law is needed, Ker said.
Following discussions with the Ministry of Justice, Mainland Affairs Council and Executive Yuan, the DPP on Friday devised the core of the bill and would reveal its details at a news conference today, he said.
The bill would be submitted to the legislature’s Procedure Committee for review tomorrow, he added. [FULL STORY]