Taipei Twin Tower Project Revoked by MOEAIC |台北雙子星案 經濟部以"國安疑慮"駁回


The Investment Commission of the Ministry of Economic Affairs had withdrawn its decision to award the construction contract for the "Taipei Twin Towers" project due to national security concerns. The commission found the Hong Kong-based Nan Hai Corp has extreme deep connections with mainland China. Nan Hai later on issued a statement saying the commission's decision is illegal.


After 5 long months, the Investment Commission of the Ministry of Economic Affairs has withdrawn its decision to award the construction contract for the "Taipei Twin Towers" project. The commission rejected Hong Kong-based Nan Hai Corp's application due to national security concerns since most of the company's sales and employees are situated in China. The commission said the decision was based on Article 7 of the Statute for Investment by Foreign Nationals.

This investment in Taipei's Twin Towers project is being controlled by the Chinese government or the Chinese people. There is a national security concern.

Nan Hai Development disagreed. They issued a statement stressing that according to the Statute for Investment by Foreign Nationals, prohibiting investments by foreigners in specific work type, which is the "prohibition and limitation for Investment by Overseas Chinese and Foreign Nationals" is set by the Executive Yuan. However this law does not apply to the Taipei Twin Towers project. The decision made by the MOEAIC is not in accordance with the current law. The Taipei City government knew foreign investors were allowed during the selection phase, then by MOEAIC's logic, the Taipei City Government's selection documents are against the law as well.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je had called out to President Tsai the day before the revocation and the MOEAIC announced the decision in less than 12 hours. Ko said sarcastically that he didn't know DPP was so efficient. Nan Hai can invest in Sunny Bank run by DPP's Standing Committee Members but cannot invest in the Taipei Twin Towers Project. To this, Ko is questioning the MOEAIC's double standard.

There's no national security concern in investing Sunny Bank run by DPP's Standing Central Committee Members. There is no objective national security concern standard. To use this as a reason for revocation will result in hesitation by foreign investors.

Ko said he respects MOEAIC's decision but would not elaborate on if there is politicizing in this incident. When asked about whether the central government would act as a resistance in the Taipei Dome construction, Ko stressed that he can only take one step at a time and continue to do what he has to do.



拖了五個月,台北雙子星案確定遭經濟部投審會駁回。因為得標公司南海控股與中國淵源極深,主管多為中國籍,質押公司董事中國人過半,依照外國人投資條例第七條,認定對國安有不利的影響。

經濟部投審會發言人 楊淑玲表示:「這個投資案有受到,大陸地區政府或人民掌控,營運國內這家雙子星開發案,專案公司營運的疑慮。」

對投審會駁回,南海控股公司發表聲明強調根據外國人投資條例,禁止外國人投資的業別是由行政院訂定,也就是僑外投資負面表列,但這完全完全不適用於雙子星案,因此投審會駁回理由顯與現行法令不合,屬於違法,而且臺北市政府在雙子星案之甄選文件明白允許外國人投資,如果依目前投審會的意見,那就是臺北市政府甄選文件違反法令。

對雙子星案,台北市長柯文哲前一天才喊話要蔡英文快解決,不到12小時,投審會立刻宣布駁回,柯文哲嘲諷民進黨何時效率變這麼好,而且同樣是南海控股卻可以獲准投資民進黨中常委經營的陽信銀行,質疑標準不一。

台北市長 柯文哲表示:「投資民進黨中常委經營的陽信銀行,沒有國家安全疑慮,以沒有客觀標準,國家安全當理由,來駁回申請時候,我認為這會造成外國公司,投資台灣不確定性。」

對投審會駁回,柯文哲表示尊重,但對於有沒有政治力介入,不願多談,而針對大巨蛋案會不會也因為中央政府而受到阻力,柯文哲強調只能匍匐前進,繼續做事。

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