By: Chang Shu-ling, You Kai-hsiang and Y.F. Low
Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Taiwan has received an application for asylum from Chinese civil
rights activist Zhang Xiangzhong (張向忠) and will review his case to see if he meets the requirements, the head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Tuesday.
Zhang is currently being questioned by the National Immigration Agency (NIA) after leaving his Chinese tour group last week and being located by authorities on Monday, MAC Minister Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月) said.
Officials from the responsible agencies will meet later Tuesday to discuss Zhang’s case, according to MAC Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正).
Asked if Zhang might be repatriated back to China, Chiu said such a possibility “could not be ruled out.” [FULL STORY]