The CCP spying accusations were ludicrous, baseless, and hypocritical. But they could also increase the risk to Taiwan from Chinese students studying here
By: David Spencer, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer
KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — A collection of falsehoods, baseless statements, concocted case studies, and Communist Party propaganda. That is about all that can be said about the ludicrous Taiwanese spying story which made headlines in China and around the world over the weekend.
The coordinated effort by numerous state media outlets to promote a TV program on the state-run CCTV channel, along with a series of “special reports” following up on the show in the Global Times immediately raised suspicions that the CCP propaganda machinery was at it again. And so it proved.
What we learned (and did not learn)
So, what exactly did this exclusive news report reveal? Well apparently, the CCP’s comically titled “Thunderbolt 2018 Crackdown” has uncovered more than 100 spies and agents of Taiwan operating in China. [FULL STORY]