郭冠英在國外接受國內電視媒體專訪，先是強調自己沒有曠職，是因為他上班後代表處不斷受到「暴民」威脅，基於安全考量，所以在代表處也知情下他先行離開。而記者問到他到底是不是范蘭欽，郭冠英則是改口大方承認。郭冠英：『我就是范蘭欽！我就是范蘭欽！我現在不再去扯什麼，因為很多人從我這去貼文章，或是我幫忙人家去貼文章，還有會去交換文章，那有時覺得文章不錯，幫忙加個頭尾，就放在部落格裡面，但是那裡面的文章，大部分都是我寫的，我來負責。』Kuo Kuan-ying, in an exclusive interview abroad from the Taiwan media, emphasized that he himself was not AWOL, but the problem was that after he went back to work he received threats from "violent people/mobs" [MT: Kuo himself called on China to kill all the TI supporters]. Out of safety considerations, he has left work with the full knowledge of the GIO. Reporters asked him whether he really was Fan Lan-ching, Kuo Kuan-ying openly admitted it, saying "I really am Fan Lan-ching!....."Kuo/Fan had followed the Deep Blue dream career path: after getting a job with the government, his family emigrated to North America, in this case, Canada, where the government assigned him a post, and he will follow them. For too many mainlanders, Taiwan is merely a springboard to somewhere else. Note that Kuo is already back in Canada.
UDN has some video of the GIO press conference, where they announced he has been ting zhi, suspended. (h/t to maddog for the good news). Further updates and revisions to follow as the news comes in.
UPDATE: major media (China Times and Liberty Times) agree that Kuo has been dismissed, not suspended. Which is it?
UPDATE 2: Everyone agrees, he's sacked. From Taiwan News:
The Government Information Office dismissed its Toronto representative Kuo Kuan-ying yesterday after he admitted being the blogger posting insulting remarks about Taiwan on the Internet. The GIO first decided to suspend the contested official during the morning, but after protests that it was being too lenient, it decided yesterday afternoon to go one step further and sack Kuo._______________________
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