Taiwan Government Bans China Tech Including Dahua and Hikvision

By IPVM Team, Published Aug 17, 2021, 08:57am EDT

Taiwan has banned using PRC China tech products across its government, including Dahua and Hikvision, ordering these be removed by the end of 2021. Watch the 90-second video to learn more:

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The broad ban covers PRC hardware, software, and services "in order to avoid theft of government and intelligence information" and avoid "risking national cybersecurity".

Taiwan's move shows more countries - including one with an ethnically Chinese majority - are joining an expanding movement (e.g., the USA NDAA and the UK Foreign Affairs Committee's recommendation).

In this post, IPVM examines this ban and its impact.

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*** ************************** ****** ****** *** is *** **** ****** of ************ ******* ****** government ******** (**** *,*** *** ***). *** ******* ****** administration *** ** ********* Tsai *** *** ** viewed** **** ************ *** *** **** prior ****, **** **** openly *********** *** ******** in**** ****,********, ***.

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** ******* **, ****, Taiwan's ******** *********** *** Communication ******** ****************** * ***** ********** ***** ** PRC **** ******** *** "risking ******** ********":

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*. ** ***** ** avoid ******** ***** ** government *** ************ ***********, resulting ** *** ******* of *** ******'* ************ official *********** **risking ******** *************, this court reiterated that [regarding] the use of information and communication products (including software, hardware and services) the relevant principles are summarized as follows: (1) Information ************* ********* **** *** ********** ******* **** *** *** ******** ******* ****** and non-official software must not be installed.

*** ******** *** ******** and ********* *** ****** products ** "****** *** end **" ****, *** this **** ** **** "as **** ** ********".

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Ban ***** "*****"

*** *** *** ******** "in * ***** *****" are ******* ** *** ban, *.*. ***** ** no **** ** ******** PRC *********, *** ************** *********:

****** *** ******** ******* software, ********, *** ********, as **** ** ********** capabilities *** *********; **** processing ** ******* ********* andall *********** ************* ******** ** * ***** *****, such as wireless printers, webcams, printers, etc [emphasis added]

********** ********* ******** ******-**** ******** *****, *******, these ****** ** **** to "****** ********** *******" nor "*********** **** *** government ***********":

(*) ******** *********** ************* equipmentshall *** ****** ********** *******, nor shall it interface with the official environment. [emphasis added]

****** ********** ******** **** each *********** ************"*** ** *** ** purchase" *** *** ***** and ******** *** **** disclose ***** ****** ********* via ********** ********** ********(******* ******** ** **** ***********.)

PRC *** "**** * ****** ** *** ******"

** ****, ********** * ********* *** first *****,**** *******, ******** ** *** Cybersecurity ********** ** *** Executive ****,********* ** ****** ************ ** ********** "**** a ****** ** *** future":

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**** ******* **** **** the ******* ****** ***** the ******* ** ************* risks *** ***** ****** mainland-based ******** ******* ** their **** *******, *** price *** **** **** performance. *** ********* ******* brought ** *** **** market ***** *** **** penetration **** **China's ******** ** ****** ******** **** * ****** ** *** ****** [emphasis added]

Hikvision *** **** **** ****** ********

** ***** ****, ********* ********** ***** ************* ** *** *****-**** used ****** ******* ******** product ***** *** *** TP-Link, **** ** "******* authorities" ********* *** ********* products, ** "***** ***********" deploying *** ********* ********, and *** "****** *****" deploying *** ********* ********:

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*******, *,*** ********** ******** use **,*** ******** *****-**** communication ********, *** ********** found.

********* *** ******* **** subject ** *******-***** ****/******** in ******, *** *******, in **** ********* ******* used ** *** ******** City ********** ** ********** underpasses **** ***** *** removed ********** ***** ************.

Hikvision ****** ********

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**** ******** ******** ****** in ******* *** ** **** that *** ********** ************** *** ******* *********, the ******** ** *** manufacturers *** *******, **** no *********/***** ****** ****** in ******** *****.

* ********* *********** **** IPVM ** *** **** that "** ***** **** **** product ** *** ****… but ****** ********, ** don’t **** **".

Impact ********

*** ******** ****** ** PRC ************* ** ******* given ******'* ***** ****** size *** ***** ******* diminished ****** ********. ****, Taiwan *** ***** ************ (e.g., ****, *********, *******, Lilin, ******, *******, ***.), so ******* ******** ************ are *********.

*** **** ********* ****** is **********. ********* *** other *** ********* **** often ******* **** ******** against **** *** *** to ******* ********. *** example, **************** ** ************ "** *************" **************** ** ********** "******** ************ *****".

*******, ******'* ***** *** shows ******** ** *** technology ****** *** *****.

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** ***** * **** of ********* **** ******* banned ** ***** ** ban *** *************? * can ******:- **- ***- South *****- ******- * think *********... ** * missing *** *******?

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****** *** ***** ************ (e.g., ****, *********, *******, Lilin, ******, *******, ***.)

** * **** ***** few ********* *** ** UNV ***... ** *** isn't **** ****** (?)

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***, ********* *** ******* Uniview *** ******.** ****** *** ****.

***** ** ****** ** clear **** ** ********** of **** ** ********* Uniview, ******, ** ** easy *** ** ***** it ******* ******* **** the ******'* *************, *** UI, ** ***** ************.

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... ** ***** **** the****** ** ****** ********** ***TAICS *** ***** ******** ********* are either entirely Made in TAIWAN, or had passed it's government endorsed non-profit organisation "Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards" hardware/software/firmware tests for cybersecurity-compliance and are OK for government usage.

**** ** ************ ******* ******** *****´* *******.

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* ***'* **** **** approach. ** ******** *** being ******** ******* ** cybersecurity ******** ***** ** their ******* ** ******, ALL ******* ********** ***** to ** ****** *** just * *** *******. What's ** **** *** CCP **** ************ ** otherwise "********" *** ***** non-banned ******* **** ********* them **** **** ****?

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**** ** ****** ** enforce **** * ******* of ******** ************* *** their ****. ****, **** the ******* ** ****** and ******** ******* *** needed....

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* ***'* **** **** approach. ** ******** *** being ******** ******* ** cybersecurity ******** ***** ** their ******* ** ******, ALL ******* ********** ***** to ** ****** *** just * *** *******.

**, *** **** **** approach. ** **** *** ALL ******* ****:

*** *** *** ******** "in * ***** *****" are ******* ** *** ban, *.*. ***** ** no **** ** ******** PRC *********

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