Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 07.21.2019 Pilot 09

Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is back from vacation, and with Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) they kick off with the Want Want Group suing the Financial Times, Taiwan’s Central News Agency and the DPP’s secretary-general. They follow on with Han Kuo-yu’s adventures this week, then look in on the latest on three other possible, maybe candidates Terry […]

Current Affairs Taiwan (CAT) 台灣時事 06.30.2019 Pilot 06

In a jam-packed show, hosts Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) and Michael Turton (麥哲恩) discuss Daniel Han Kuo-yu, Dan Han, Dan Han and more Dan Han–he’s got dubious online support…but this isn’t the first time this has come up, he’s being investigated for allegedly misusing funds when he was head of the TAPMC, the bizarre China […]

Taipei Times: China using local ‘agents’ to spread misinformation online: institute

As opposed to Russia, which has spent an inordinate amount of time and resources to regain the US’ trust, China has no such problems and can utilize contacts cultivated by its long-running “united front” rhetoric and infiltration efforts, Wu said. Such efforts, aimed at Taiwanese temple organizations, communities and borough and village wardens, have turned […]

OZY: China Is Influencing Taiwan’s Elections — Through TV

To the viewers of Taiwanese television channel CTi-TV and its sister channel, CTV, it must have looked like one big party. Within minutes of Han Kuo-yu’s victory earlier this month over Terry Gou, the founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, in the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) presidential primary, footage of his supporters frantically waving national flags and […]

Reporters Without Borders: Taiwan: Abusive libel suit against Financial Times correspondent

China Times Media Group filed a defamation lawsuit last week against Financial Times correspondent Kathrin Hille after she published an article alleging China’s meddling in daily newspaper China Times’ editorial direction. The journalist, who has been covering China and Taiwan for over a decade, was also the victim of harassing phone calls and messages after […]

Epoch Times: China’s Infiltration of Taiwanese Media: The Communist Party’s Four Means of Bribing Local Outlets

Recently, 23 Taiwanese online media outlets simultaneously published a critical article of Tsai Ing-wen’s government. The report originated from the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), arousing public concern regarding the CCP’s infiltration into Taiwanese media. The infiltration tactics, which is at once both secretive and open, can be broadly divided into […]