Date: May 29, 2019
By: Ann Maxon / Staff reporter
The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday unveiled a draft act that would require Taiwanese
who take part in activities related to Chinese infiltration to disclose details about their connections in China.
The draft anti-annexation and anti-infiltration act (反境外敵對勢力併吞滲透法) would require all Taiwanese people and organizations that help an enemy state, government or organization infiltrate Taiwan to disclose on a government Web site their relationship with the enemy entity, as well as information about their related activities and finances, NPP Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) told a news conference in Taipei.
Activities that would be considered as providing assistance to an enemy entity include helping it distribute propaganda, develop organizations and recruit members, solicit support for the election or recall of certain candidates or referendum proposals, and acquire key infrastructure or politically sensitive technologies, he said.
Taiwanese people and organizations taking part in the aforementioned activities and failing to disclose such information would be fined between NT$1 million and NT$10 million (US$31,762 and US$317,622), the bill says. [FULL STORY]