采访/易如 编辑/陈洁 后制/周天
Beijing: Taiwan Instigates Mainland Students Spying
Communist Party mouthpiece recently reported three Taiwan
spies who obtained intelligence from recruiting mainlanders
such as students studying in Taiwan, tourists and women
married to Taiwanese.
This spy case announcement was analyzed as the CCP’s revenge
for what Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou had said
on the National Birthday, Oct. 10.
The CCP mouthpiece Global Times reported on Oct. 27 that
Taiwan spies had connected to mainlanders in Taiwan through
surveys, part-time job placement in exchange for information
on mainland politics, economy, and confidential matters.
Students were also encouraged to engage in public office jobs
and promised financial assistance for government job
examinations in China.
The names and personal information such as the ID of three
Taiwan spies were revealed in the report.
It also claimed that many Taiwan spies have conducted
activities in more than 20 universities and colleges in Taiwan.
Other than students from mainland, Chinese tourists
and women married to Taiwanese were also the targets
and development goals of the spies, added the report.
CCP’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson, Fan Liqing, expressed
concern about the report,
and demanded that the Taiwan authorities immediately
stop such activities.
However, Taiwan’s National Security Bureau solemnly denied
Political Deputy Minister, Chen Der-hwa, of Taiwan’s Ministry
of Education said that he has never heard of such a thing,
and will seek information from each university.
On the 28th, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao commented that
the CCP’s intelligence activities have remained on the “action"
not the “words".
Once it is publicized, there must be some political intentions
This wave of high-profile espionage case exposure
is clearly directed at Ma Ying-jeou’s national address on Oct. 10.
Current affairs commentator Wu Fan: “Ma Ying-jeou talked
about letting some Chinese enjoy democracy in his speech,
referring to the democracy in Hong Kong.
That means to allow real universal suffrage in Hong Kong.
Beijing was very upset about his words,
referring to it as irresponsible.
Now Beijing claims mainland students are manipulated
to become spies for Taiwan. It is to pressure Taiwan."
Taiwan Think Tank Advisory Committee Tung Li-wen:
“The CCP has deliberately reported these to manipulate
cross-strait antagonism and elevate the hostile relations.
Ma government and Beijing are in a low and cold situation
which has been manufactured through a series of developments,
such as the break-up of Ma and Xi’s meeting,
the Oct. 10 talk of President Ma about democracy in China
and his support for Hong Kong’s Occupy Central,
and the high-profile criticism from the CCP’s Taiwan Affairs Office."
Ming Pao also added that there were precedents for delivering
CCP complaints through exposing Taiwan spies in the past.
In 1999 when then President Lee Teng-hui brought up
the Special State-to-State Relations, Beijing announced
the crack down on the military spy, Major General Liu Liankun;
In 2003 when then President Chen Shui-bian announced that
a referendum would be held the following year
and the One Country on Each Side concept,
Beijing announced the capture of 8 Taiwan spies.
This time, the Taiwan spy case was manipulated again
to beat the Taiwan leader.
Wu Fan: “It is clear that Hong Kong has come to this point
of disobeying Beijing;
the close relationship between Hong Kong and Taiwan
and their resistance to the CCP have shown
the potential of practical cooperation,
especially among the youngsters.
The Sunflowers support the Umbrella,
and the Umbrella Movement was copying from Taiwan.
Beijing is frightened.
Ma Ying-jeou’s speech was tantamount to a cheer
for the young people, so Beijing is applying pressure on Taiwan. “
Tung Li-wen indicates that other than to hit Taiwan’s government,
the spy case was announced with another intention.
Tung Li-wen: “Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan has only recently
relaxed the restrictions on mainland students in Taiwan.
This beneficial policy is expected to welcome more
mainlanders to study in Taiwan.
The spy case will in fact defeat the mainland students’
will to study in Taiwan."
The surging citizen movement in Taiwan in recent years
has many mainland students experience freedom and democracy.
Some of them have even participated in various protests in Taiwan.
Chinese blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng has described
the learning experience of mainland students in Taiwan
as a process of “detoxification".
It will help to discharge the Communist toxins instilled in their minds.
Tung Li-wen does not believe the CCP would like to see
more mainlanders study in Taiwan.
The media exposure of the spy case was intended to reduce
their willingness to pursue study in Taiwan.
Interview/YiRu Edit/ChenJie Post-Production/ZhouTian