Taiwan fines Taiwanese for serving as officials in Chinese community

City of Xiamen is helping Taiwanese with their legal battle

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/04/06
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A view of Xiamen (photo by quexinhua) (By Wikimedia Commons)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Interior (MOI) fined two Taiwanese citizens last week for serving as assistants to the chair of a community in the Chinese city of Xiamen, while China decided to fund their legal battle, the Liberty Times reported Saturday.

The two were fined NT$100,000 (US$3,245) each, while another 53 Taiwanese in similar positions were allowed to voice their case until April 10.

The city government of Xiamen, in the province of Fujian, was reportedly forming a legal team to assist the two Taiwanese in their legal battle with the MOI, according to the Liberty Times.

The fines were based on Taiwanese law barring citizens from serving in government, administrative and military positions in China. The law had already caused about ten Taiwanese to quit from similar jobs, the Liberty Times reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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