Peking University gags Taiwanese graft-buster – Lawrence Chung

From the South China Morning Post, via AsiaMedia (link):

A Taiwanese legislator who played an important role in exposing the scandals now afflicting the island’s president, Chen Shiu-bian, has been forced to cancel a speech in Beijing on fighting corruption.

Chiu Yi, of the main opposition Kuomintang, said yesterday that senior officials pulled the plug on his talk about freedom of speech in Taiwan out of fear it could lead to a spate of corruption exposes on the mainland.

“I was going to speak about how my success in exposing scandals was due mainly to the freedom of speech we have in Taiwan,” a disappointed Mr Chiu said in Beijing.

See also “Crisis deepens for beleaguered Chen” from The Standard (link).

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