Focus Taiwan: Authorities raid travel operators amid visa scams involving Chinese

Taipei, Dec. 17 (CNA) Taipei prosecutors raided six travel agencies Tuesday for suspected involvement in document forgery that allowed Chinese government officials to enter Taiwan on the pretext of attending short-term exchange programs.

The raids were carried out on the six local establishments, including the Huaxia Dadi Travel Service Co. (華夏大地) run by Chang Wei (張瑋), the son of Chang An-le (張安樂), who founded the China Unification Promotion Party.

Chang An-le, also known as “White Wolf,” used to be head of one of Taiwan’s top criminal gangs, the Bamboo Union. He has also been vocal as an avid advocate of unification with China.

According to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office, the companies were found to have helped some 2,000 Chinese government officials to enter Taiwan, many of whom are active in pro-unification work

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