Given the state of the media in China today, any closer cooperation with its highly censored and propagandistic news outlets would be suicidal for would-be partners
The chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on Monday called for more exchanges and cooperation between Taiwanese and Chinese media. Yu Zhengsheng (俞正聲), China’s top political adviser, made the remarks while meeting a delegation from Taiwan headed by Want Want China Times Group Chairman Tsai Eng-meng (蔡衍明) in Beijing.
If it feels like Yu’s proposal — and this is one that we have been hearing for years — is behind the times, that’s because it is.
My article, published today in The News Lens International, continues here.