JOINT CRIME-FIGHTING:Chinese officials have said that scams committed by Taiwanese cost more than 10 billion yuan annually and inflict great suffering
Date: , Apr 15, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Mainland Affairs Council Minister Andrew Hsia (夏立言) yesterday urged China
to present concrete evidence backing figures it released to demonstrate the prevalence of Taiwanese-orchestrated telecommunications fraud, while calling for a new round of negotiations on a cross-strait pact to jointly fight crime.
Hsia made the remarks on the sidelines of a meeting of the legislature’s Internal Administration Committee, which invited him speak and answer questions about Kenya’s deportation of 45 Taiwanese from Nairobi to Beijing on Friday last week and on Tuesday.
“I have seen the frightening numbers of [telecom scam] victims published by Chinese authorities. However, we hope they can present some evidence to back the figures so that they are not just conjecture,” Hsia said.
China is also urged to show evidence that its forcible seizure of the Taiwanese conformed with procedural justice, Hsia said. [FULL STORY]