Sydney Morning Herald: Defections are messy and we may never know the full story

… With a case like Wang’s that crosses between several regions, it’s impossible to verify every claim. Past defectors who were nonetheless genuine have been accused of spicing up their stories in misguided attempts to strengthen their asylum claims. Wang does not fit into black and white categories. He does not appear to hold any […]

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 […]