The Alliance to Campaign for Rectifying the Name of Taiwan yesterday called off the scheduled 100,000 person march scheduled for May 11 to avoid the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
The joint national convener of the campaign and advisor to the president Ng Chiau-tong (
"The campaign to rectify the name of Taiwan is the path leading to Taiwan's sustainable development.
"However, because the nation is combating the spread of SARS, it is not a good time for the alliance to stage the march. Therefore we decided to postpone it," Ng told a press conference.
Presidential advisor Chen Lung-chih (
Meanwhile, the Association of Friends of Lee Teng-hui (
Association chairman and a national policy advisor Hwang Kun-hu (
As Taiwan prepares to launch the name ratification campaign, the state-run Central News Agency reported yesterday that a hacker's Web site in China said it would hack into Taiwan's official Web sites from 9am today to 8pm on May 11 in retaliation against the nation's pro-independence activities.
The statement by the Chinese hackers stated they would use the DDOS model to paralyze Taiwan's major official Web sites, including those of the Presidential Office, the Executive Yuan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Defense, the Mainland Affairs Council, and the Government Information Office.