Tsai warns of China hacking
China’s hacking of Taiwanese Web sites could be more serious than has been officially reported, National Security Bureau Director Tsai Der-sheng (蔡得勝) said yesterday. Tsai confirmed reports during a legislative question-and-answer session that China has hacked about 26,000 pieces of information from Taiwan over the past seven years. However, the figure includes only those cases that have been discovered, Tsai said, adding there are doubtless other cases that have gone undetected. Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tsai Huang-liang (蔡煌瑯) asked Tsai about the bureau’s stance on a proposal to allow Chinese companies to invest in the telecommunications sector. Tsai said that countries all over the world have adopted strict restrictions on Chinese investment in their telecoms sectors because Beijing is known to be incredibly aggressive in its cyberhacking activities.
Taiwan to join GFN
Jeffrey Klein, president and chief executive of the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), will announce in person Taiwan’s accession to the organization at a ceremony in Taipei on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. Taiwan will be officially named the 24th member of the GFN and linked to a network of food banks worldwide, said Wu Rong-chuan (吳榮泉), chief executive of the People’s Food Bank Association in Taiwan. Wu said the food bank association in Taiwan is collecting almost expired food from supermarkets, while the Chicago-based GFN encourages individual donations. The food bank was launched by organizations in Canada, the US, Argentina and Mexico with the goal of alleviating world hunger by improving global resource allocation and reducing food waste.