fredag 28. juni 2019

Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan

When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company’s new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: a Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled democratic island. 

A senior member of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party said the group would “have a word” with officials from Guangdong’s Administration for Market Regulation to help Jhang’s China-based Yi Yuan Ji Biotechnology Co. — on one condition. The member, Lin Guo-cing, told Jhang in the presence of Reuters that a “correct ideology” is needed to do business in China, touting access to dozens of Chinese officials in Guangdong. “I support peaceful unification across the strait,” Lin told Reuters, echoing the view that CUPP expects Taiwan to embrace.