Although senior Taiwan officials, including the head of the National Security Council, Wellington Koo, have this year warned that China could try to sway the presidential and legislative elections with influence campaigns including misinformation, details of how Taiwan thinks China may use illicit funding have not previously been reported.
"They hope to influence Taiwanese people by reaching out to the grassroots," said one Taiwan security official with direct knowledge of the matter. "They hope to influence swing voters who don't have particular political affiliation and would vote for whoever gives them benefits."
Has China been caught trying to manipulate the elections in other countries than Taiwan? The article suggests that China has been trying to actively try to sway the elections in their favor through various means according to the Taiwanese government. Has there been any allegations or factual evidences that China has been trying to manipulate the elections in other countries than Taiwan?