torsdag 2. januar 2020

Taiwan Passes Law Banning Political Infiltration by Foreign Powers

Taiwan on Tuesday passed an anti-infiltration law in a bid to counter Chinese interference in its democratic process ahead of a generalelection next month. The democratic island's Legislative Yuan passed the Anti-InfiltrationLaw after repeated warnings from national security agencies that China is pouring in backdoor resources and stepping up "United Front" propaganda work to boost support for the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT), or nationalist party.

The new law forbids any organizations or individuals sponsored by foreign powers from providing political contributions, campaigning, lobbying, or disseminating fake news meant to interfere in elections.