Lee Ching-Yu

Harrowing Experience Related by Angela Gui Reminds of Early Incident in the Lee Ming-Che Case

A harrowing experience recently related by Angela Gui in a blog post regarding her kidnapped father should be well noted in Taiwan. Gui is the daughter of Gui Minhai, one of five Hong Kong booksellers who published books critical of China who were “disappeared” by China. Namely, Angela Gui’s experiences point to how China’s general modus operandi regarding individuals it has kidnapped, reminding strongly of the experiences of Lee Ching-yu, the wife of kidnapped Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che... Read More

Why Did China Kidnap Lee Ming-Che, Anyway?

While Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-Che remains imprisoned in China under murky charges of “subverting state power” and attempting to encourage “multiparty rule” in China, it may be worth considering the question of what exactly China hopes to gain out of Lee’s imprisonment, if at all. Obviously, in all likelihood, China wishes to intimidate Taiwan, but in precisely what way does it wish to intimidate Taiwan?... Read More

Lee Ming-Che Trial Provokes Outrage, But What Now For Efforts To Secure His Release?

Outrage broken out in Taiwan with the appearance of detained Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-Che in Chinese courts yesterday. Lee pled guilty to “subverting state power” and undermining the authority of the CCP in attempting to encourage multi-party in democracy. But what now for efforts to secure Lee's release?... Read More

Uncertainty Lingers As The Trial Of Lee Ming-che Commences

The Chinese government announced Wednesday September 6 that it would begin proceedings on the trial of Lee Ming-che, the Taiwanese democratic and human rights advocate who disappeared in March while attempting to cross the China-Macau border and who was later confirmed to have been taken prisoner by the central Chinese government. The announcement came in the form of a phone call to his wife, Lee Ching-yu, from a man name Zhang Zhongwei who claimed to be her husband’s state-appointed attorney... Read More