Digital ministry to tighten rules on China-made ICT
The Ministry of Digital Affairs has unveiled a proposal aimed at restricting the use of China-made information and communications products by government agencies.
The proposals have been put forward in the form of an amendment to the "Principles on Restricting the Use of Products that Endanger National Cyber Security."
The proposed amendment will ban the use of China-made ICT products and services including electronic billboards and surveillance cameras, by public enterprises and government agencies and their private contractors.
However, the ministry says in situations where there is no alternative to made-in China products, the matter will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Officials say such cases mostly affect Taiwan's overseas embassies and missions.
Digital Minister Audrey Tang says her office has invited the cabinet's Legal Affairs Committee and relevant government agencies to formally submit their views on the proposed amendment.