BULLYING TACTICS:Lee Ching-yu said that a Taiwanese man working on behalf of Beijing had tried to persuade her to give up her trip to China by threatening her
Date: Apr 11, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜), wife of detained human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲),
was yesterday prevented from boarding a plane to Beijing to search for her husband after her “Taiwan compatriot travel document” was canceled by the Chinese government.
Lee approached a Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport check-in counter with a crowd of supporters only to be stopped from boarding her plane. Taiwanese are required to present the permit, which is issued by Chinese authorities, when traveling to China.
“I am surprised, shocked and saddened,” Lee Ching-yu said. “I am just a weak female trying to travel to visit my husband; why is there any need for China to show such force?”
She added that the Chinese government’s action showed that there was a “political scheme” behind her husband’s arrest, who disappeared after entering Guangzhou from Macau last month. [FULL STORY]