By: Chang Jung-hsiang, Hao Hsueh-chin,
Wang Yang-yu and Chiang Yi-ching
As the picture book "Waiting for Dad to Come Home" (等爸爸回家) was originally published in China, its Taiwanese publisher should have applied to the MOC before it was published in Taiwan, the ministry said in a statement.
Taiwan's regulations stipulate that companies wishing to publish books in Taiwan that were initially published in China must apply to the MOC for approval. They have to include an authorization letter from the Chinese publisher and the book itself in their application.
Since the MOC did not receive an application for the book's publication, it is banned from distribution in Taiwan, effective immediately, the MOC said. [FULL STORY]