Flat Earth: Toying with guilt
Sunday 22 May 1994
With so much attention on the export of prison-made products from mainland China, the Taiwanese government panics. A news conference is called at Taichung prison and reporters allowed to meet Liu.
Does he really object to the use of prison labour for state profit?
'Oh, no,' says Mr Liu, eyes widening. No, his objection was simply to the export of the products.' There is a big domestic market for these products, so why are they exporting them to foreign countries?' Rarely in the history of news conferences can the threat of an extra-judicial bashing for the wrong answer have hung so heavily over the proceedings.
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Kate Moss: Previously unpublished nude photo revealed by Mert and Marcus
- 4 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 5 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
£65000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Technical Presales Engineer - central London ...
£20000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Physiotherapist / Sports Ther...
£8 - £9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: Sales Executives / Advisors are required...
£14000 - £15000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen for a...