Tycoon lied in CTiTV license renewal case: ex-lawmaker

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/30/2020 10:16 PM

​Tsai Eng-meng (third left), head of Want Want China Times Media Group, attends the NCC hearing Monday. CNA photo Oct. 26, 2020

Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) A former lawmaker has posted information suggesting that pro-China business tycoon Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明) gave orders to managers of media outlets in Taiwan under his control, contradicting his claim that he has never intervened in editorial decisions.

Former New Power Party lawmaker Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) said such orders were evident in seven screenshots he posted on Facebook of conversations Tsai had on WeChat with several high-ranking managers in Tsai's Want Want China Times Media Group, which owns cable news station CTiTV.

The controversy was triggered by debate over whether to renew the broadcast license of CTiTV, which is known for being critical of Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and favorable to China.

The license is set to expire on Nov. 12 and must be renewed by the National Communications Commission.    [FULL  STORY]

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