By: Jocylin FC, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
As the supporters of Kuomintang and One China policy criticizes the outrage of a media
personality at Ma-Xi meeting on November 7, the society of Taiwan digs deeper into the incident. Media personality Clara Chou, challenged the Minister of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council Zhang Zhijun when he held the press conference on the behalf of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) after Ma-Xi meeting.
On November 7, Chou tried to ask questions at the Ma-Xi meeting press conference when Zhang only allowed China related news agencies such as China Times, PRC official press agency Xinhua News and China Review to pose questions. None of the international and Taiwanese media could speak during the 30 minutes questions. At President Ma Ying-jeou’s international press conference, the media who could pose questions were also staged. Chou tried to protest at the scene because she believes “ it is the duty of journalist to challenge the ruling powers instead of blindly reflecting the status quo.” Journalists should act as a watchdog of the society and speak up when the freedom of press is hindered. [FULL STORY]