No easy task to bring back 45 detained nationals in China: premier

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/20
By: Tai Ya-chen, Hsiao Po-yang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, April 20 (CNA) Premier Simon Chang (張善政) said Wednesday that it

Premier Simon Chang (front).

Premier Simon Chang (front).

will not be easy to bring back 45 Taiwanese nationals deported to China by Kenya for alleged telecom fraud.

Chang said a delegation has arrived in China to negotiate the matter, and that the Cabinet will give it a “free hand to do as much as possible in the negotiation.”

To get the Taiwanese nationals back from China soon will be one of the topics in the talks, but Chang said it will not be easy to get them back immediately because China also has its own judicial procedure.

On whether it will be possible to bring the suspects back to serve jail terms after the judicial procedures are completed, he said that there are such precedents.

But since the suspects have been taken to China instead of Taiwan in the past, “we cannot be optimistic” that they can be brought back soon.     [FULL  STORY]

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