China dismisses aides as dispute grows over Taiwan singer

Big News Network
Date: 20th January, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China dismissed two aides in charge of cross-strait uni1453232974relations in the wake of a landslide election in Taiwan – as controversy grew over a Taiwanese member of a South Korean pop group forced to issue a public apology for displaying a Taiwanese flag on Korean television.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party stated on its website Tuesday two officials from separate Taiwan affairs bureaus were under investigation for “severe violation of discipline,” South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

Beijing did not go into the specifics of their alleged violations, but the charges could be related to bribery or corruption. One of the suspects, identified as Dai, was the deputy director of the Taiwan Affairs Office in the Chinese province of Fujian. Hong Kong press reported Dai worked with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Chinese leader’s term in Fujian Province.     [FULL  STORY]

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