CROSS-STRAIT STRAIN:More than 45 percent of respondents are not happy with the government’s handling of Lee Ming-che’s case, the survey showed
Date: Apr 22, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Most Taiwanese think that the detention of human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲) has adversely affected cross-strait relations, a survey by the Taiwan Brain Trust showed yesterday.
The poll showed that 64.7 percent of respondents said Lee’s detention has affected cross-strait relations, and 45.4 percent expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s response to Beijing’s actions.
Only 14.1 percent expressed satisfaction with the government’s handling of the case.
Lee went missing after arriving in Guangzhou from Macau on March 19 on what his wife, Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), said was a mission to “share Taiwan’s democratization experience.” [FULL STORY]