VP Chen urges hacktivist community to amplify Taiwan’s voice

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/21
By: Yeh Su-ping and Emerson Lim

Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁, fourth left)

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Sunday called on the international hacktivist community to help amplify the voice of the Taiwan people to promote the country's democratic development and policy goals.

Speaking at the award ceremony of the 2019 Taiwan Presidential Hackathon in Taipei, Chen said Taiwan hopes that through the hackathon competition, it can share the spirit of co-creation with international friends.

This is in line with the purpose of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) recent Caribbean visit, which was to share with the world Taiwan's advancements in the areas of democracy and technology and its resolve to help realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, Chen said.

Hacktivists typically engage in the use of technology to promote political agendas or social change, seeking solutions to problems through open data and group efforts, Chen noted.

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