By: Ku Chuan and Christie Chen
Taipei, March 30 (CNA) Taiwan’s Cabinet on Thursday expressed regret that China had
not offered an explanation of the disappearance of Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who Chinese authorities said was being investigated on suspicion of endangering their country’s national security.
Lee has not been in contact with anyone in Taiwan for 12 days since he entered China, yet Beijing has not given any details of its investigation or of Lee’s whereabouts, despite repeated calls in the public and private sectors in Taiwan to do so, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said at a press conference Thursday.
“Our government finds that deeply regrettable,” Hsu said. Lee, a staff member at Wenshan Community College in Taipei and a former Democratic Progressive Party worker, disappeared on March 19 after entering China from Macao. [FULL STORY]