China uses Web stars for infiltration

‘UNITED FRONT’ WORK: Beijing is using Internet celebrities to circumvent regulations and attack certain targets on social media, 1MAC Advisory Committee members said

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 27, 2020
By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporters

China’s “united front” efforts targeting Taiwan are ubiquitous, and include the employment of Internet celebrities to carry out infiltration campaigns on social media, members of the Mainland Affairs Council’s (MAC) Advisory Committee said yesterday.

The council released the minutes of a committee meeting on China’s “legal war” against Taiwan and possible response measures.

The “legal war” aims to unilaterally define jurisdiction over Taiwan to legitimize annexing the nation based on Beijing’s so-called “democratic negotiations,” while preparing to negate Taiwanese legislation, the minutes said.

Committee members and academics who attended the meeting were not named in the minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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