Taiwan blocks Chinese website over security concerns

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/15
By: Miao Zong-han, Liu Lee-jung and Ko Lin

File photo of the Chinese website’s homepage

Taipei, March 15 (CNA) Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) said Friday it has blocked a Chinese website promoting Beijing’s “31 Measures,” which are aimed at attracting more Taiwanese to work, study, live or start businesses in China.

The move was made based on national security concerns, a NCC official said, noting that it had been notified by relevant national security agencies to request the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) to shut off the web domain www.31t.tw by the end of the day.

As of 7:30 p.m., Internet users in Taiwan were no longer able to access the Chinese website.

China issued the measures last year to attract more Taiwanese to go to the mainland and win over the public, but they have generally been described as propaganda in favor of Beijing’s cause to annex the island.    [FULL  STORY]

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