This Wednesday, Taiwan He promised to strengthen security against potential disruptions from “foreign forces,” including cyberattacks, as tensions with China after the visit to the autonomous island of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
China demonstrated its outrage over the highest-level US visit in 25 years to the island Beijing claims as its own with an outbreak of military activity in the surrounding waters, summoning the US ambassador to Beijing and halting several agricultural imports from China. Taiwan.
Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday and left on Wednesday after pledging solidarity with the island and praising its democracy. The Taiwan cabinet spokesman, Lo Ping-chengtold a news conference that authorities had “strengthened security at key infrastructure,” including power plants and airports, and increased the “cybersecurity alert level at government offices.”
Lo said that Taiwan expects to be the target in the coming days of further “psychological warfare,” which describes influence campaigns that include misinformation to sway public opinion. “We are seeing psychological warfare that is stronger than ever and will intensify in the coming days,” Lo added, Reuters replied.
“The world today faces a choice between democracy and autocracy. America’s determination to preserve democracy, here in Taiwan and around the world, remains unchallenged,” Pelosi said before leaving for her next destination on her Asia tour, South Korea.