Academic held in China for 420 days

‘AS BLUE AS CAN BE’: Tsai Chin-shu was allegedly detained by Chinese state security officers on July 22 last year while awaiting a connecting flight in Xiamen

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 14, 2019
By: Ko Yu-hao and Chung Li-hua  /  Staff reporters

A veteran supporter of cross-strait exchanges has been arbitrarily detained in China for 420 days,

The Straits Exchange Foundation offices are pictured in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chung Li-hua, Taipei Times

sources told the Liberty Times (the sister newspaper of the Taipei Times) yesterday.

The case was revealed by Shih Chien University chair professor Chiang Min-chin (江岷欽) on Jaw Shaw-kong’s (趙少康) political talk show on Thursday evening, when he said that Southern Taiwan Union of Cross-strait Relations Associations chairman Tsai Chin-shu (蔡金樹) is being detained at a prison in China’s Fujian Province.

Tsai is allegedly being held on charges relating to state security, Chiang said, citing sources in China.

After investigating the claim, the Liberty Times reported that Tsai has been in detention for 420 days.

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