2021 Defending Democracy Forum: Research on Chinese Influence Operations Against Taiwan

2021.3.6 IORG Research Forum

Key findings

IORG is able to verify, with publicly verifiable scientific methods, that...

  • The Chinese Communist Party is engaged in information manipulation against Taiwan.
  • Among information manipulation collaborators, “local collaborators” are key to the spread of Chinese information manipulation against Taiwan.
  • The Chinese Communist Party is proactively infiltrating Taiwan through interpersonal connections, with the Strait Forum serving as the annual performance review.

Latest update to the reports can be found on IORG’s website.

Basic Info

  • Time = 2021.3.6 Saturday 10:00 – 17:15
  • Location = GIS MOTC Convention Center = 24 Section 1, Hangzhou South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Host = IORG
  • Live-streaming = youtu.be/hZD-qsWQ7tg






Arrival and check-in


Welcoming remarks

  • Josh WANG
    IORG Co-director
  • Ping-Cheng LO
    Minister without Portfolio and Executive Yuan Spokesperson


Discussion 1: Defending Against Informational infiltration Through Scientific Studies

  • Ming-Hung WANG
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng-Chia University
  • Chun-Ming LAI
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Tung-Hai University
  • Shao-Hong LIN
    Independent Researcher
  • Chihhao YU
    IORG Co-director


Lunch break


Discussion 2: Expose Interpersonal Infiltration Through Field Research

  • Yu-Hsi LIU
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communications Management, Shih-Hsin University
  • Thung-Hong LIN
    Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
  • Catherine TAI
    Senior Program Officer for Asia, Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Urda Wan-Ling YEN
    IORG Research Co-director


Afternoon break


Discussion 3: Becoming a Democracy Collaborator

  • Titus C. CHEN
    Associate Professor, Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Pomin WU
    g0v international Community Task Force Co-founder
  • Billion LEE
    Cofacts Co-founder
  • Josh WANG
    IORG Co-director


Closing remarks

  • Josh WANG
    IORG Co-director