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2012 ELECTIONS: Ma’s office denies China interference

PULLING THE STRINGS:A ‘Next Magazine’ report detailed the names and ranks of Ma support group heads invited to tour Shanghai on the Communist Party’s dime

By Chris Wang and Mo Yan-chih  /  Staff Reporters, in Yunlin County

DPP spokesperson Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) last month listed five ways in which China had interfered with the run-up to elections, including sending provincial-level purchasing delegations and providing incentives for Taiwanese businesspeople in China to return to Taiwan for the January elections.

Soong, when asked for comment on the Next Magazine report, said “Taiwan’s democracy cannot tolerate intervention from outside forces.”

Additional reporting by staff writer

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