Taipei Times: CCP approves Taiwan-China platform

Long Lien Blockchain Media Technology Ltd (龍聯區塊鏈傳媒科技), which has come under scrutiny for recruiting former national security and intelligence officials, yesterday said that it is to become the first Taiwanese media company to operate in China.

The firm’s online content platform, Master Chain (大師鏈), which founder Chuang Li-ping (莊立平) in October last year said would use blockchain technology and present “opinions from all sides,” has received approval from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to start operations in Beijing in February, it told a news conference in Taipei.

The company would update its Taiwan and China Web sites concurrently, meaning that Taiwanese visitors would see CCP-sanctioned advertisements, it added.

Long Lien invited Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator William Tseng (曾銘宗) and retired lieutenant general Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) — who is on the KMT’s list of legislator-at-large nominees for the Jan. 11 elections — to attend the news conference, but neither appeared.

However, former vice president Lien Chan (連戰) and former KMT secretary-general Lin Feng-cheng (林豐正) both attended.

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