UNIVERSIADE PREPARATIONS:Officials said that police officers nationwide would be on stand-by in case of a major disruption, while 5,000 would be on duty in Taipei
Date: Aug 06, 2017
By: Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The government is to link its Advanced Passenger Information System to systems in
the US, Japan and Southeast Asian nations, in a move designed to help prevent terrorists entering Taiwan, with the Taipei Universiade to start on Aug. 19, officials said yesterday.
The system compares passenger lists to customs data to prevent “99.9 percent of all suspect individuals” from entering the nation, officials said, adding that such people would be prevented from boarding flights bound for Taiwan from participating nations.
Although Taiwan is not a member of Interpol and unable to obtain first-hand anti-terrorism information, it has bilateral information sharing agreements with the US and Japan, officials said. [FULL STORY]