‘China Times’ asked about intern’s role

ATTACK:The newspaper said Han Fu-yu is not a Chinese spy and the Legislative Yuan should sue lawmakers who threw water balloons first, instead of focusing on a student

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 26, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

The Legislative Yuan yesterday issued a letter to the Chinese-language China Times

“China Times” intern Han Fu-yu, right, crouches to take a selfie during a fracas at a joint committee review of the budget for the first phase review of the Forward-looking Infrastructure Program at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Wednesday last week. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

asking it to explain an incident on Wednesday last week in which one of its interns hurled water balloons at Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers during a joint committee review of the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Program.

The move came a day after the legislature filed charges against the intern, Han Fu-yu (韓福宇) — with video footage showing him throwing several water balloons at DPP lawmakers while filming himself using a cellphone — on suspicion of violating the Code of Criminal Procedure (刑事訴訟法) and the Social Order Maintenance Act (社會秩序維護法).

The legislature asked the China Times’ entertainment section deputy editor-in-chief, Chang Yi-wen (張怡文), who had brought Han and two other interns to the meeting, to give a thorough account of the incident, saying they had breached rules on visits to the legislature, as well as guidelines on the use of interview permits.    [FULL  STORY]

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