By: Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu
Taipei, June 23 (CNA) The government is mulling the idea of issuing new ID cards containing a chip, and
will solicit public views through seminars, workshops and public opinion polls, the Ministry of the Interior said Friday.
Chang Wan-yi (張琬宜), director of the Department of Household Registration, said it has worked out a draft proposal on the new card, and will communicate fully with the public on the issue.
Chang said the current ID cards have been in use for many years, and the appearances of the holders have changed with the passage of time.
This, coupled with the increasing number of forged or counterfeit ID card cases, has made it necessary and an urgent task to replace the current ID cards, Chang said. [FULL STORY]