Radio Taiwan International
Taiwan’s Presidential Office has responded to the news that human rights advocate Lee Ming-che has pleaded guilty to “subversion of state power” in China.
Presidential Office spokesperson Alex Huang said Monday that the government and the president have been monitoring the case and looking for ways to assist Lee’s family, with the primary goal of bringing him back to Taiwan.
“Actually, since the very beginning the president has been very concerned about this case, wanting to know about Mr. Lee Ming-che’s situation and his health,” said Huang. “She has continually brought up with various agencies, including the Mainland Affairs Council, things like offering assistance to the family, asking whether things can be sped up, and finding ways to get him back as soon as possible.”