Taiwan Man Charged Over Voter Trips To China Ahead Of Election (IB Times)

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    Taiwan Man Charged Over Voter Trips To China Ahead Of Election – By AFP News (IB Times) / Dec 26, 2023

    A Taiwanese man has been charged with violating the island’s election laws by arranging sponsored visits to China ahead of the January poll.

    In the first indictment of its kind, prosecutors in southern Kaohsiung city charged the man on Monday over organising trips to five Chinese provinces between May and October.

    Taiwanese officials have repeatedly raised concerns about election interference and misinformation, with the vote coming against the backdrop of an escalating pressure campaign by Beijing, which claims the self-ruled island as part of its territory.

    The man, identified by the surname Cheng, belongs to a small pro-Beijing civic group, and “was commissioned and funded by an infiltration source to promote candidates and deliver unfair benefits to voters”, prosecutors said in a statement

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