Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – In recent years, China and a number of countries that have global powers have increased their influences over other democratic nations through operations, infiltration and interference threatening democratic freedom.
In response, many countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, have strengthened their democratic defenses through laws to prevent the entry of other countries’ influences into domestic affairs.
Regarding China’s external expansion, Taiwan is at the forefront in facing the worst infiltration and intervention that might occur, thus encouraging the Formosa Island government to enact a law to strengthen democratic defense mechanisms.
A statement from the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) received by Indonesia Window here on Friday mentioned that on December 31 last year, the Taiwan Parliament which is called the Legislative Yuan passed the Anti-infiltration Act.
President Tsai Ing-wen officially announced the adoption of the Act on January 15, 2020.
The main purpose of the Taiwan Anti-infiltration Act is to strengthen the defense of domestic democracy and maintain stable cross-strait relations.
In early 2019, the Chinese government submitted a proposal known as the “5 Xi proposals”, which would speed up the reunification process of Taiwan, in addition to increasing efforts to divide Taiwan.
Therefore, Taiwan’s Yuan Legislature passed the Anti-infiltration Act which essentially prohibits anyone from receiving instructions or funding from foreign parties, and from being involved in illegal political contributions, election campaign assistance, lobbying, disrupting public demonstrations and social order.
The law also prohibits anyone from spreading false information that interferes with the election process.
The Anti-infiltration Act is fully in line with the spirit of the rule of law and pay attention to guarantees of protection of human rights.
A statement from TETO emphasizes that the Anti-infiltration Act is not anti-reciprocal relationship. On the contrary, the law can maintain stable and orderly cross-strait relations.
Generally, normal cross-strait relations will not break the law. The Taiwan government has always supported activities under legal and orderly mutual relations.
The Anti-infiltration Act prevents the involvement of forces and unnecessary foreign interference in politics, so that Taiwanese people can establish cross-strait relationships with a sense of security.
Reporting by Indonesia Window