Alarm in Taiwan over triad ties to pro-China groups

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Period13 Nov 2016

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  • TitleAlarm in Taiwan over triad ties to pro-China groups
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFinancial Times
    Media typePrint
    CountryTaiwan
    Date13/11/16
    Description Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at https://www.ft.com/tour. https://www.ft.com/content/b09de5d0-aa76-11e7-93c5-648314d2c72c Chang An-le is accustomed to being on the wrong side of the law. The former gangster, known as the White Wolf, spent 17 years as a fugitive from Taiwanese justice in mainland China and a decade behind bars in the US on drug-trafficking charges. Now Mr Chang, back in Taiwan since 2013, runs the Chinese Unity Promotion party that backs unification between communist China and democratic Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a renegade province. Pro-China organisations are in the spotlight as the island’s authorities investigate alleged Chinese efforts to destabilise Taiwan by funding triad gangs, a move that follows a series of clashes between CUP supporters and pro-independence protesters. The tension comes amid a broader squeeze on Taiwan by Beijing since the election victory last year of President Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive party, which wants the island to remain democratic and free.
    URLhttps://www.ft.com/content/b09de5d0-aa76-11e7-93c5-648314d2c72c
    PersonsLennon Chang