50-Year War of Words

From LA Times: “The radio show called “Special Communications” was an unlikely hit, given that it consisted of announcers reading strings of numbers for 15 minutes.

used the mind-numbing program in the 1980s to send coded messages to its spies in mainland China. But like many Taiwanese propaganda broadcasts, it could also be picked up locally. To the surprise of many at the government-run Radio International, the show soon developed a cult following among Taiwanese.”

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