Taiwan sees less Chinese interference ahead of elections

STORY: Speaking to reporters ahead of Saturday's (November 26) local elections in Taiwan, Wu said China was always a factor when Taiwanese voted, but this time around Beijing was meddling less.

The elements not there this time included using cheap air tickets to encourage Taiwanese who live in China to go home to vote for pro-China candidates, or intimidating Taiwan's people, Wu said.

China's Taiwan Affairs Office did not respond to a request for comment. It has accused Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party of hyping up the threat from China for political gain.