Radio Taiwan International
Activists from Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement,
including NPP Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (second from left) call on the leaders of China and the United States to deal with the case of a Taiwanese NGO worker detained in China. (CNA photo)
Activists from Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement held an international press conference in Taipei on Sunday to address concerns about a Taiwanese NGO worker who has been detained in China for more than two weeks.
The detainee — Lee Ming-che — is a staff member at Wenshan Community College in Taipei and a former staffer of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). He disappeared after entering mainland China from Macao on March 19. In recent days it has been confirmed that Lee is being accused of “threatening national security.” It is believed that he may have shared information about democracy and human rights with friends in China via social media. His current whereabouts is unknown. [FULL STORY]