By: Sabine Cheng and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, May 15 (CNA) The Ministry of Culture expressed hope Tuesday that there was no
Chinese political interference after Da Ai TV, a Taiwanese channel, decided to pull a self-produced drama series from its broadcast schedule after the first two episodes were aired last week, allegedly because of strong criticism from Chinese netizens.
The series, which depicts the life story of a 91-year-old female volunteer for the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation — which operates Da Ai TV — who worked as a nursing volunteer for Japanese soldiers in Guangzhou, in China’s Guangdong Province during World War II, had its China premiere May 10.
China’s Global Times, an English-language Chinese newspaper under the People’s Daily, reported that the trailer for the drama released a day before the premiere sparked controversy because at the beginning the series, the storyline features Taiwanese servile attitude toward the Japanese. [FULL STORY]