TSU urges passage of ‘China human rights’ legislation

LEGAL TOOLS NEEDED:The Taiwan Solidarity Union said that the nation needs a law to respond to Beijing’s abuse of Taiwanese who work or are visiting China

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 04, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

The Legislative Yuan should pass a “China human rights act” to institutionalize a response mechanism for Taiwanese arbitrarily arrested in China, the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) said yesterday.

The arbitrary arrest of college lecturer Lee Ming-che (李明哲), a human rights advocate and former Democratic Progressive Party employee, highlights the worsening human rights situation in China, and Taiwan should be equipped with the necessary legal tools to respond to the violation of the rights of Taiwanese in China, the TSU said.

The government should draft a “China human rights act” to manage the risks posed by China’s abuse of human rights to protect Taiwanese and their property and uphold to the values of democracy and freedom, the TSU said.

Taiwan should also publish regular reports on human rights conditions in China to familiarize the public with Beijing’s rights violations and their associated risks, it said.

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