Jimmy Lai , the Hong Kongese owner of Next Media , sold the Taiwan Division of the company to Want Want China Times and its pro-China Taiwanese Chairman Tsai Eng-meng . The purchase raised concerns about media transparency as the deal would give Tsai control of approximately 45%
of Taiwan’s media market (Cole, 201 5: 22).9 This event has been regarded as the beginning of civic activism among Taiwanese youth, who, through the “Alliance Against Media Monsters” launched two protests in November 201 2 to protect the diversity of voices within Taiwanese media (ibid.). 201 2 to protect the diversity of voices within Taiwanese media (ibid.).
opposing acquisition of Next Media
the protests opposing acquisition of Next Media by Tsai Eng-meng