Tsai calls for early cross-strait negotiations over deportation row

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/12
By: Lee Ming-tsung and Elaine Hou

Taipei, April 12 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called Tuesday

Eight Taiwanese are held in the detention center in Beijing.

Eight Taiwanese are held in the detention center in Beijing.

for China to start negotiations with Taiwan immediately to address the issue of Taiwanese nationals sent by Kenya to China in connection with phone fraud in the African country.

Tsai, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), also expressed the party’s serious condemnation and protest over the forced deportation of Taiwanese nationals to China by the Kenyan police.

She warned that the incident will deepen the negative image of China among the Taiwanese public, and called for Beijing to start negotiating with Taiwan immediately.

“The Beijing authorities do not have the right to deal with the deportation of Taiwanese nationals on behalf of our own government,” she said.

If Taiwanese nationals commit crime overseas, they should be sent back to their home country to face trial, Tsai said.     [FULL  STORY]

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