The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said that the government did no arrange a series of visits made by Chinese officials to Ting Hsin headquarters and factories.
The MAC’s comment on Friday came after an opposition lawmaker raised concerns that the purpose of these visits was not to foster cross-strait exchanges but to help Ting Hsin monopolize agricultural markets on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
The MAC said that all three visits made by Chinese officials from the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and the Taiwan Affairs Office were arranged in accordance with the law. But as they were invited by members of the private sector, these visits were not official exchanges between the two governments.
The MAC said it is not sure if government officials accompanied the Chinese officials on these visits to Ting Hsin facilities. But these Chinese officials’ activities in Taiwan were in line with their approved itinerary.