Date: Mar 15, 2019
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
A Chinese student in Taiwan has requested political asylum after criticizing Chinese
President Xi Jinping (習近平) on Twitter and called on the government to pass a refugee law.
Li Jiabao (李家寶), who is studying at Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science in Tainan, on Tuesday said in a livestream on Twitter that Xi had declared himself emperor by amending the constitution of the People’s Republic of China.
He was referring to the Chinese National People’s Congress last year passing an amendment that removed the term limit for Chinese presidents in a landslide vote.
The livestream was timed to coincide with the first anniversary of Xi’s lifting of the two-term limit, Li said. [FULL STORY]