Beijing accuses Taiwanese activist of ‘subversion of state power’

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/26
By: Yin Chun-chieh and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Nearly 70 days after Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) was first detained in China, the Chinese government announced Friday that he has been arrested on charges for “subversion of state power.”

An Fengshan (安峰山), spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), said Lee has been detained in Hunan Province since March 19 and that he and “his partners in crime have confessed directly that they carried out activities that threaten our country’s national security.”

The spokesman claimed that an investigation into the case found that Lee had frequently traveled to and from China since 2012 and worked with Chinese nationals to develop plans of action and establish an illegal ring that aimed to subvert Beijing.

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