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Shining a Light on Corruption  

This research guide is designed to support the October 1st, 2010 Visions and Voices event, Shining a Light on Corruption: The Story of Two Journalists in the Republic of China. Please use this guide to find further information on the topic and the event.
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English names: Tao Lee & Vicky Lee

Chinese names: 李濤 & 李艷秋

Pinyin: Li Tao & Li Yanqiu

Wade-Giles: Li T'ao & Li Yen-ch'iu

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Background briefing

Tao Lee and Vicky Lee, husband and wife, are broadcast journalists in Taiwan.  Tao Lee was an early critic of Li Tenghui's presidency, but later, after the Democratic Progressive Party candidate, Chen Shuibian, was elected president, they were both suspected of being closet supporters of the Pan-Blue Coalition (Chinese nationalist), as opposed to the Pan-Green Coalition (Taiwan nationalist) represented most prominently by President Chen.  This is due to the Lees' persistent campaign to expose corrupt activities of Chen Shuibian and his family.  Their guiding principle has been, "Where there's evil, report the evil."


By Tao and Vicky Lee

Tao Lee's blog (in Chinese)

Two books by Vicky Lee:


(Behind the news, before the truth)

皇冠文化出版有限公司, 1997.


走一條快樂學習的路 : 李艷秋母子的教育手記

Along a happy study path:  Li Yanqiu and her son's education guide

天下遠見出版 ; 大和書報總經銷, 2007.11


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