COMMUNIST YOUTH LEAGUE:Taiwanese netizens have found ‘China Times’ intern Han Fu-yu listed as a ‘director’ of the Chinese league’s student committee, a report said
Date: Jul 27, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Netizens yesterday challenged the Chinese-language China Times’ claim that its intern,
Han Fu-yu (韓福宇), is not a member of the Communist Youth League of China (CYL).
The league, tasked with the mission to promote communism, has long been regarded as a training ground for promising political talent. Notable members include Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee member Hu Chunhua (胡春華).
The China Times on Tuesday issued a statement defending Han, after the Legislative Yuan pressed charges against the intern for throwing water balloons at Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers during a joint committee review of the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program on Wednesday last week.
Han, a Taiwanese student and recipient of a scholarship from Beijing’s Communication University of China, could not possibly be a CCP spy, as he is not a member of the Communist Youth League, the China Times statement said. [FULL STORY]