Date: Jul 07, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Radio Taiwan International (RTI) has successfully fended off a Chinese challenge over its membership in the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
“At this year’s first meeting of AIB’s executive board, the possibility of ejecting RTI to make room for China Central Television [CCTV] was discussed, but RTI vice president Travis Sun’s (孫文魁) proactive handling of the matter has dealt with the situation,” ministry spokeswoman Eleanor Wang (王珮玲) said.
Chinese-language weekly magazine the Journalist reported that the board’s chairman had raised the motion after meetings with non-member CCTV.
RTI’s roots can be traced back to the Central Broadcasting System founded by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government in China in 1928. It remains Taiwan’s national broadcaster with continued funding from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs. [FULL STORY]