Fu Yue (left) delivers a speech alongside producer Hong Ting-yi after she won the best documentary award in Taipei on Saturday. Photo: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee via AP

Film director at centre of Taiwan political storm stands by Golden Horse remarks

  • Documentary maker Fu Yue ignited controversy on the mainland when she declared her hope for the island to be ‘regarded as an independent entity’
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Fu Yue (left) delivers a speech alongside producer Hong Ting-yi after she won the best documentary award in Taipei on Saturday. Photo: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee via AP
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.