Note: This is an updated version of a video published earlier.
On the evening of 18 November 1997, South African military attache McGill Alexander and his family were taken hostage by fugitive Chen Chin-hsing in their home in Taipei, Taiwan.
Chen was involved in the murder of Pai Hsiao-yen, daughter of actress Pai Bing-bing, and responsible for a string of killings and abductions during the same year.
For Taiwan and its rapacious media, this hostage crisis became one of Taiwan’s biggest news stories ever.
WATCH the full episode of The Negotiators: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/negotiators/taipei-hostage-crisis-12003954
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