The China Post
Date: March 5, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Reports that over half of Taiwan’s 157 universities signed pledges to not teach sensitive topics to Chinese students are “exaggerated,” the Ministry of Education said Saturday.
Deputy Education Minister Tsai Ching-hwa denied the claim, as well as a second claim that the Education Ministry’s own investigation found that “at least 30” universities had signed such agreements.
Tsai said the ministry was still waiting for local universities and colleges to respond to its inquiries and therefore could not have provided such numbers.
The ministry on Friday disclosed that six schools may have signed similar “documents,” but that the form of the documents varied, with some promising only to not cover politically sensitive material. [FULL STORY]