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Want Want intensifies attack in Chomsky controversy

By J. Michael Cole  /  Staff reporter

“The photo has been posted online and is now part of a campaign in Taiwan by a few anti-China and pro-independence advocates against a prominent businessman [Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明)] who does a lot of business in China and who is the owner of several media outlets,” wrote Zang, whose employer is also part of Tsai’s media empire. “The so-called ‘Rejecting China’s Black Hand’ is actually a veiled allegation, without facts, that Chinese money goes into Taiwan through this Taiwan businessman to influence over, interfere in or otherwise manipulate the Taiwan press.”

“I would like to know that before you were asked to hold the placard for a photo, had you been told what the Chinese characters in the placard meant? Had you been told that your photo would be used in a political campaign against a Taiwan businessman?” he asked.

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