By Huang Chien and Hsieh Chun-lin / Staff reportersAn investigation into New Party spokesman Wang Ping-chung (王炳忠) has found that China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) allegedly promised to pay Wang NT$15 million to NT$16 million (US$506,278 to US$540,030) annually for running the pro-unification propaganda Web site Fire News (燎原新聞網), the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office said yesterday. The payment is to be claimed by Wang in Beijing and is to strictly remain that way, Zhou wrote in the Fire News log. “There will be risks, considering that the ‘green camp’ will become the ruling party next year . Following these encounters, Zhou, Wang and others were to report to the TAO for further instructions. Zhou also wrote that the Web site’s content is overseen by New Party youth wing executive Hou Han-ting (侯漢廷) and produced by about five writers.
Source: Taipei Times January 02, 2018 15:56 UTC