From Democracy Digest
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s ruling party denounced China as an “enemy of democracy” on Monday [November 23, 2019] following fresh claims of Chinese interference in the island’s politics ahead of presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 11, Reuters reports:
The allegations, reported by Australian media, were made by asylum seeker Wang Liqiang who said he was a Chinese spy. China, which claims Taiwan as its sacred territory, to be brought under Beijing’s control by force if necessary, has branded the asylum seeker a fraud.
“Taiwan was the most important work of ours: the infiltration into media, temples, and grassroots organisations,” Wang (right) told Australia’s Channel 9 “60 Minutes” program on Sunday.
“The enemy of democracy is China. At present Taiwan’s most ambitious opponent, competitor, is also China,” said Cho Jung-tai, chairman of Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party.
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