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Taiwan Invites Own Hackers to Test Government Systems - REPRINTED FROM: BBC Worldwide Monitoring - Symantec, September 11, 2002 ARTICLE ID: 1632 "Taiwan-based computer users are being encouraged to try and break into government Web sites. Those who are successful will receive rewards..."
E-government important for Taiwan: HP executives, by William C. Pao,The China Post, 9 October 2002. "Executives of Hewlett-Packard's government solutions divisions yesterday stressed the importance of digitizing government operations and said Taiwan would benefit from an e-government...."
Mayor Ma says Taipei is getting better. William C. Pao,The China Post, 4 November 2002. "To Mayor Ma Ying-jeou, Taipei City is getting better, not worse, as his opponents have charged. Citing the Economist Intelligence Unit's hardship rating assessing 130 cities in the world, Ma said Taipei is ranked No. 60, next only to Washington, D.C. .."
Taipei expands its infrastructure into cyber space, by Vawn Himmelsbach. Technology in Government, January 2003, Vol. 10 No. 1. "While the concept of a cyber city evokes images of Blade Runner, virtual municipalities are already here and could start a global trend. Taipei, Taiwan, is one example. Taipei has 2.6 million residents in a crammed, congested space, with an overtaxed physical infrastructure supporting it. There's no room to expand geographically, so the city has decided to expand in cyberspace — to build networks instead of roads..."
Taiwan: Beyond the digital push, By Jonathan Hopfner. MIS Asia, March 2003. "Not stopping at a comprehensive e-government initiative, Taiwan aims to eventually integrate IT into every facet of society, bridging the digital and age gaps..."
Government launches electronic payment system. The Taiwan Economic News, July 2, 2003. "The Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Tuesday launched an electronic payment system to speed up the efficiency of financial transactions with government agencies..."
Justice ministry looks to increase protection of privacy. Source: Taipei Times, July 2, 2003. "The Ministry of Justice said on Tuesday that officials are working on tightening the Law for the Protection of Computer-Managed Personal Information. The move is in response to complaints by KMT Legislator Hsu Shao-ping..."
Information Age Governing in Taiwan: Evaluate the Presence of Electronic Government in Taiwan. Ming-Ying Lee University of Warwick. Paper to be presented at the Panel on ‘Democratization in Asia (2) (Politics of South Asia SG)’ in the 53rd annual conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA), University of Leicester, UK, 15th-17th April 2003 - in pdf format. (To view this document you will need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer) (243kb) "...The ‘United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance’ defines electronic government as ‘utilizing the Internet and the world-wide-web for delivering government information and services to citizens’ (UNPAN, 2003). As Taiwan begins to adopt this new concept into its governance structure, it is necessary to ask whether it contributes to democratisation..."
Taiwan gov't offers software code, By Staff, CNETAsia, October 2, 2003. "The Taiwan government has gone into the developer support business--it has launched an open-source software help and how-to Web site, according to a report in Taipei Times..."
Taiwan law orders one-way writing. BBC News, 4 May 2004. "Official Taiwanese documents can no longer be written from right to left or from top to bottom in a new law passed by the country's parliament. All texts must now go from left to right, like western languages, although arts and literature are not affected..."
Taiwanese e-govt first step to 'revolution in governance'. Public Sector Technology and Management, September 27, 2004. "An e-government service platform aimed at improving administrative efficiency has been formally inaugurated..."
Taiwan Ranks First in Global E-Government Survey. gov.tw, 3 October 2004. "Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Taiwan ranks first in the world in terms of government online services and information, according to the Cabinet-level Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS)..."
Taipei Builds Big WiFi Network, By Wayne Hanson - Government Technology, December 9, 2004. "CyberCity project to be one of largest citywide projects in the world..."
New identification cards to be available from July - BIG BROTHER REDUX: The ID cards will from now on be fitted with features that prevent forgery, as well as being made from plastic to give them more durability, By Cody Yiu. Taipei Times, January 28, 2005. "The Ministry of the Interior yesterday announced that the renewal of national identification cards will begin on July 1. The new ID cards have been designed to include 21 duplication-proof features..."
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