By: You Kai-hsiang and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) Taipei City government has gathered intelligence necessary for counter-terrorism preparedness with the assistance of the United States, ensuring the highest possible level of security during the 2017 Universiade slated for Aug. 19-30 in the city, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Saturday.
Despite lacking access to INTERPOL databases, Taiwan has obtained intelligence from the United States, which has the most comprehensive information available, Ko said.
Meanwhile, as part of general security measures for the Universiade, Taiwan’s Coast Guard conducted a large scale sweep of areas known to be favored by smugglers on offshore islands from late Friday to early Saturday. [FULL STORY]