Date: Nov 04, 2020
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
Local media last week reported on leaked WeChat conversations between the news channel’s largest shareholder, Want Want China Times Media Group founder Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明), and group executives showing that he interfered in its daily operations, contradicting his testimony at the first hearing, NPP caucus whip Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) told a news conference in Taipei.
Chiu showed screenshots of the alleged WeChat conversations, saying that the NCC should have had the opportunity to consider the online chats at the administrative hearing on Monday last week.
“New evidence came out after the first hearing, and the NCC should ask CTi News to provide all conversations between Tsai and group executives that expose the lie Tsai told at the first hearing — that he did not interfere in the news channel’s operations. The commission should hold another administrative hearing to assess the renewal in light of the new evidence,” Chiu said.