Radio Taiwan International
The Presidential Office said Tuesday that it is working to secure the release of Lee
Ming-che, a Taiwanese democracy advocate detained by Chinese authorities. That’s after Lee’s wife, Lee Ching-yu, revealed earlier in the day that she had been informed about her husband’s detention.
Mr Lee is a staff member at Wenshan Community College in Taipei and a former staffer for the Democratic Progressive Party. He went missing on March 19 after crossing the mainland Chinese border from Macao. Mr Lee is understood to have shared information about Taiwan’s democratic development and about human rights issues with friends in China. Mrs Lee believes this is the reason he has been detained. She called on the Chinese authorities to declare why they are holding her husband. [FULL STORY]