The campaign to marginalize Taiwan took a more threatening tone in Chinese media over the weekend
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This weekend in China, there has been a coordinated effort
among media outlets and the government to raise the specter of Taiwanese spies and their informants infiltrating Chinese society.
On Friday, China’s CCTV announced a special two-part series based on a recent crackdown of so-called “Taiwanese spies,” in what appears to be an effort to condition the Chinese public to view Taiwan as threat to China’s national security.
Various media outlets on social media platforms, as well as several Chinese universities appealed to Chinese citizens to watch the programs to know what to look out for and avoid being targeted.
According to Chinese media, over 100 espionage cases involving Taiwan have been prosecuted this year, with a recent initiative by authorities titled the “Thunderbolt 2018 Crackdown” leading to the arrest of several spies and agents. [FULL STORY]