3 top PTS officials resign over English program platform dispute

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/27/2020
By: Yeh Kuan-ying and Elizabeth Hsu

From left to right: Tsao Wen-chieh, Hsieh Tsui-yu and Su Chi-chen

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) Three top executives at Taiwan's independent Public Television Service (PTS) resigned after the station's board approved a plan Monday to prepare for the setting up of a controversial international programming platform in English.

PTS President Tsao Wen-chieh (曹文傑), Executive Vice President Hsieh Tsui-yu (謝翠玉) and news department manager Su Chi-chen (蘇啟禎) tendered their resignations after the project was approved by an 11-4 vote. None of the three are members of the board.

The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced a plan earlier this month for an "International Digital Communication Program" that would create an English-language programming platform to offer shows that "introduce Taiwan to the world."

At Monday's meeting, PTS board members were asked to decide whether to approve a plan to make preparations for the program.    [FULL  STORY]

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