Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention Across the Taiwan Strait
Chapter 5: Cooperation between Taiwan and China
As discussed in Chapter 4, the issue of dual-criminality is not a significant problem between Taiwan and China. Both Taiwan and China have similar laws against cybercrime, and these laws are also consistent with the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime. However, domestic laws are only partial measures for controlling cybercrime. As Grabosky argued, ‘[t]he challenge of investigating (and prosecuting) cybercrime when it occurs in one’s own jurisdiction is daunting enough. When a cybercrime originates on the other side of the world, the problems are compounded’ (Grabosky, 2007:76). Both the UN and the Council of Europe emphasize the importance of international cooperation in addressing transnational/cross-border issues. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), reflecting the principles of the Convention on Cybercrime, states that international cooperation should be built directly between States and/or with international organizations (2009:23). However, the political circumstances between Taiwan and China are a
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