In July, Taiwan expelled two journalists from China's Southeast Television for participating in political talk shows. There are now rumors that Chinese media outlets are finding other ways to participate in talk shows. The Mainland Affairs Council says it has already notified the Ministry of Culture and Chinese media outlets to tell them to stop filming programs.
In July, the Mainland Affairs Council expelled two journalists working for China's Southeast Television for appearing on the political talk show "Strait Express." Its justification was that this activity was inconsistent with their purpose for being in Taiwan of "gathering news." Now, there are rumors that three other Southeast Television journalists who remain in Taiwan are participating in programs using other methods.
It's clear that Evian Ting is in the habit of charging the government and using taxpayer money for whatever purchase he makes.
One Taipei City councilor who appeared on the program commented about the Executive Yuan's beef noodle soup scandal. There was a caption saying the program was shot in Taipei. According to reports, even though Chinese journalists are no longer showing their faces and hosting the program, they are still working behind the scenes by contacting guests and participating in the production.
They need to stop making programs in Taiwan. If they fail to do so, the government will punish them in accordance with law. You came here to gather news, not to record programs.
The Mainland Affairs Council said the government is fully aware of the situation. The Ministry of Culture began notifying Chinese journalists based in Taiwan on Nov. 17 that they have to stop producing programs. The Mainland Affairs Council is also trying to determine how to punish businesses that lease television studios to Chinese media outlets. Southeast Television's studio is located at Kuangchi Program Service, which said it's not appropriate to ask tenants how they use their leased spaces.
They leased an office. (How are they using it?) I can't answer that, because that's their business.
Kuomintang legislators asked the Mainland Affairs Council to specify which law is being broken by Chinese media outlets filming programs in Taiwan.
I hope the Mainland Affairs Council can clearly specify which law is being violated.
We will carefully monitor them to see if they are violating our Anti-Infiltration Act, the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, or other related laws.
There are currently five national Chinese media outlets and five regional media outlets with journalists stationed in Taiwan. CCTV, Southeast Television, and FJTV have studios in Taiwan, where they produce programs with political pundits.