Fake news and a suicide

  • 04 October, 2018
  • Natalie Tso
Taiwanese diplomat Su Chii-cherng

Taiwanese diplomat Su Chii-cherng recently committed suicide after facing much criticism over how the Taipei office in Osaka did not send tour buses to pick up Taiwanese travelers at Kansai International Airport which closed due to a typhoon. China had claimed to send 15 tour buses to pick up its citizens.

 

Hong Kong University Assistant Professor of Journalism Masato Kajimoto explains how this news was a distortion as all the buses at the airport had been provided by Japan. Find out more about the story on this edition of Eye on China.