Monday, December 17, 2012

Want Want plans new publication with Fujian Daily Group

Lanterns at a temple near Taipei Int'l Airport (Songshan)
No one in the Taiwanese government seems to know which agency is in charge of monitoring Chinese investment in print media  

Amid growing fears of monopolization and Chinese influence on local media, the Want Want China Times Group (旺旺中時集團) plans to launch a new magazine next month in cooperation with the Fujian Daily Group, which is affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

The first issue of Media Plus (兩岸傳媒), a magazine focusing on cross-strait media and cultural affairs, will be launched in Taiwan next month, with reporters and financing coming from both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The magazine is to be published in traditional characters in Taiwan and simplified characters in China. 

My article, published today in the Taipei Times, continues here.

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