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Over 100 illegal Chinese offices in Taiwan found: official

Taipei, May 14 (CNA) The National Security Bureau (NSB, ?????) has discovered more than 100 offices that were illegally established by Chinese companies or individuals in Taiwan, some 20 of which could cause national security concerns, an NSB official said Thursday during a legislative session. Asked about the bureau's role in a plan to establish representative offices on each side of the Taiwan Strait, Lai Yun-cheng (???), the deputy chief of the NSB's third department (???), which is in charge of the nation's homeland security and intelligence work, said that the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, ?????) is responsible for mapping out the plan, while the bureau is keeping tabs on any illegal or abnormal activities. In response to a question about the bureau's criteria for defining illegality, Lai said this is usually determined by checking whether the operators are engaged in activities that are not included in their applications and whether they have submitted applications to set up offices in Taiwan. Not only Chinese-invested companies but also some Chinese think tanks have set up offices in Taiwan without permits, according to Lai. (Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao)

Updated : 2021-09-20 04:52 GMT+08:00