‘HIGH-CLASS MAINLANDER’:The ministry cited procedural flaws in the government’s hiring of the former GIO official, nullifying his employment and denying him a pension
Date: Feb 05, 2016
By: Huang Pang-ping / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Civil Service yesterday rejected former Taiwan
Provincial Government employee Kuo Kuan-ying’s (郭冠英) application for a monthly pension of NT$60,000.
Kuo, who retired on July 15, 2014, previously served in the now-defunct Government Information Office (GIO) in Toronto, Canada. He was dismissed from the post in 2009 after making derogatory remarks about ethnic Taiwanese in several articles published under his pseudonym, Fan Lan-chin (范蘭欽).
These included commentaries referring to himself as a “high-class Mainlander,” while calling ethnic Taiwanese taibazi (台巴子, Taiwanese rednecks). He also wrote that China should suppress Taiwanese instead of granting them political freedom once it has taken Taiwan by force. [FULL STORY]