Radio Taiwan International
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je says that Taiwan must be prepared to deal with possible
security threats during the upcoming Universiade Games.
The international sporting event for student athletes will get underway on August 19.
On Saturday, Ko was asked about a break-in at the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party earlier in the week.
A South Korean suspect has since been arrested in connection with the break-in. But the incident has raised concerns about Taiwan’s preparedness to handle possible security issues during the Universiade.
Ko said that Taiwan is not a member of INTERPOL, and that the United States has provided information and assistance that will help Taiwan ensure the games proceed smoothly. However, the mayor, who is also a renowned surgeon, compared security threats to germs, and said that Taiwan must ensure its immune system is strong enough to resist them. [FULL STORY]