China’s hostage diplomacy will only provoke more international ire

The CCP’s sudden switch to hostage diplomacy is making a rod for its own back

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/10/16
By: David Spencer, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer


KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s a curious thing. At a time when Taiwan is building ever-closer ties with the West and awareness of the Chinese regime's brutality is at an all-time high, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has suddenly unearthed a steady stream of Taiwanese spies.

First there was Lee Meng-chu (李孟居), on Oct. 11, followed a day later by Cheng Yu-chin (鄭宇欽). Both were paraded on state-run TV and forced to admit to and apologize for "separatism" and offenses that have "caused harm to the mainland."

The following day came Tony Shih (施正屏) and former South Taiwan Cross-Strait Relations Association Chairman Tsai Chin-shu (蔡金樹). Both of these men were detained in China back in 2018 but have been rolled out in front of the cameras now to admit to their heinous crimes once more.

The CCP really must take the Taiwanese and the rest of the world for idiots. None of these confessions are remotely credible.    [FULL  STORY]

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