REGULATIONS OF RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL VISITING CHINA TO BE REVISED|退將赴陸將規範 有損國家利益者重罰

In addition to educational agreement disputes, attendance of retired military officers at events organized by Chinese government is also considered inappropriate. That's why the Executive Yuan is planning to revise the present regulations. According to the initial draft, the current three-year restriction on visits to China by retired military personnel might be extended proportionally to how much classified information the individual had access during their time of service while state-run events should be avoided completely to protect the national interest. Last November, 32 retired generals attended China's Commemoration on the 150th Anniversary of the Birthday of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. The Executive Yuan plans to revise the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area to restrict visits of retired military and government officials to China. Premier Lin Chuan stated that the national interest must be protected. ==LIN CHUAN Premier==  We will not restrict freedom of speech or movement, but the remarks and actions of retired generals and senior ministers, including me, must not jeopardize the national interest. I think it's fitting to place certain restrictions. According to the initial draft, visits of senior military and government officials or personnel working with confidential intelligence during their first three years of retirement shall be approved by the Ministry of the Interior. The number of years may be extended. No visit will be granted to ceremonies hosted by Chinese leaders, and no salutes to CPC flag and emblem are allowed in any of the events attended. Any violation will lead to a fine of up to NT$3 million or pensions getting revoked or returned. Retired lieutenant general Wu Sz-huai criticized that the revision was aiming at them. ==WU SZ-HUAI Retired Lieutenant General== The revision is based on ideology and aimed at retired generals. Targeting us is meaningless. Placing such specific restrictions is narrow-minded. Wu stated that he will abide by the revised laws and regulations, but he also questioned whether or not visits of DPP mayors and magistrates to China are regarded as political events and how the scope of political events should be defined. He said the revision would not contribute to cross-strait exchange. TRANSLATED BY:LUKE CHIANG 行政院長林全昨天與民進黨立委舉行便當會,會後敲定針對退將赴陸規範方向,將修訂兩岸人民關係條例,規定退將和高階政務官,赴陸不得參加對岸領導人主持的活動,不得做出有損國家利益行為,否則將罰緩最高300萬或全數追回月退俸。 去年11月,中國大陸舉行紀念孫中山誕辰150週年大會,包括陸軍退役中將吳斯懷等共32位退役將領參加,引發爭議,行政院已討論修訂兩岸人民關係條例修正案,將對高階政務官和退役將領,赴陸做出限制規範,行政院林全表示,這並非限制言論自由和人身自由,而是不能損及國家利益。 ==行政院長 林全==  不會去限制言論自由 和人身自由 但是對於退役的高階將領 或者是高階政務官 包含我本人在內 我們的言行必須要不損國家利益 所以這些人給予他們適當的規範 我覺得都是應該的 根據草案初步規劃方向,未來中將以上、政務副首長、情治人員等文武涉密人員,登陸管制至少三年,由內政部審查認定,並可依離退人員所涉機密性質,增加管制年限等。管制內容包括禁止參加中共領導人主持慶典,若參加則不可向中共旗徽歌行禮,不得有妨害國家尊嚴行為,否則剝奪退休俸,上將一次退者罰鍰最高300萬,月退者將全數追回等但此舉已遭退役將領批評,是衝著退將而來,是意識型態的修法。 ==退役中將 吳斯懷== 用這種意識型態的修法立法 很明顯的是針對退役將領 把我們當圖騰當標籤 毫無意義 做這些很明顯針對性的規範 我覺得格局太小了 層次太低了 吳斯懷表示,若法案通過一定會服從,但民進黨縣市首長赴陸算不算政治活動?又該如何界定政治活動範疇?民進黨訂一個針對性、層次又低的法律,也將無助兩岸交流互動。 記者 李曉儒 郭俊麟 台北報導

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