August 17, 2022
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Taiwan news channel accidentally airs false report of Chinese invasion

CTS apologises for panic caused by broadcast of mocked-up captions it says it created for security drills

A Taiwanese news channel has broadcast by mistake a fictional news alert that said Chinese armed forces had launched an invasion, firing missiles at cities and ports surrounding the capital, Taipei.

Several news captions declaring a violent attack by China’s People’s Liberation Army had been mocked up for forthcoming security drills, but were broadcast accidentally to Taiwanese viewers at 7am on Wednesday.

Additional reporting by Chi Hui Lin and Xiaoqian Zhu

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