Chen Yun-Ying, the wife of an army officer wanted for desertion, was approved for a visit to Hualien’s National Dong Hwa University last week
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A member of China’s National People’s Congress, and the wife of a fellow Taiwanese defector has reportedly traveled on several occasions between Taiwan and China, and was in Hualien this past week at the invitation of Taiwan’s National Dong Hwa University.
Chen Yun-ying (陳雲英) is a prominent Taiwanese defector within the Chinese government, who claims to represent the people of Taiwan as a member of China’s People’s Political Consultative Conference, the National People’s Congress, and as the President of the Taiwan Alumni Association, as well as the Vice President of the National Taiwan Association, in China.
Her trip to Taiwan last week has attracted attention of the public and media, with Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), and the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau, actively monitoring her whereabouts and meetings.
The MAC released a statement that Chen was in Taiwan for “academic exchange activities” from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27. She reportedly applied for the proper permit and was granted permission for the visit provided she did not engage in any activities outside the purview of “academic exchanges.” She was likewise barred from visiting any government offices. [FULL STORY]