I work for a large company here in Taipei.
Prior to the election, one of our mid-level managers started running around the office showing the two finger, KMT/PFP support sign.
At the time of the shooting of A-bien, she came around to assure us that it was not to be taken seriously.
As of Monday, she’s been a disheveled, snappy witch. She’s created a coalition of the silly and there has been non-stop forwarding of conspiracy theory emails about A-bien’s staged shooting to pictures illustrating the 'horrible human rights abuses" happening in Taiwan. I suppose we’l overlook 40 years of KMT martial law… She’s even gone so far as to pass out a petition for the staff to sign, demanding a recount. This is all while joining a team of six or so other employees and managers making protest signs, on company time, with company resources, and generally being disruptive. Try working while six giant rolls of tape are unrolling several feet from your desk…
Anyway, I am just letting off a bit of steam here, but I am curious, does Taiwan have any laws about this sort of thing?
I mean, a manager distributing political materials is endorsing the contents and, given her position of authority, is tantmount to coercion. In my country she’s be so fired.
Four years experience living here, (and for the most part loving it) makes me suspect this would fall into to the nether regions of murky, grey “wo bu zhe dau” legal uncertainty.