Ball in China’s court on visits to detained activist: SEF

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/05
By: Miao Chung-lun and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) said Wednesday that

Lee Ching-yu, CNA file photo

it now up to China to decide whether SEF officials and the wife of a Taiwanese human rights advocate detained there can visit him.

The SEF has informed its Chinese counterpart, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), that its officials and the man’s wife wish to visit him but has not received a response, SEF Deputy Secretary-General and spokeswoman Lee Li-chen (李麗珍) said at a press conference.

On Tuesday, the SEF said it hoped members of its staff would be allowed to accompany the wife of Lee Ming-che (李明哲) on a visit to China. Lee been detained in China since March 19 on suspicion of endangering that country’s national security, according to Beijing.    [FULL  STORY]

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