Lee Ming-Che

Detention of Taiwanese Pro-Unification Advocate in China for Over 420 Days Raises Worrying Possibilities

The revelation that Taiwanese academic Tsai Chin-shu has been detained by China for over 420 days should be highly worrying. That Tsai was detained for over 400 days with no information coming to light about his imprisonment suggests a higher number of Taiwanese currently detained by the Chinese government than was previously known. Likewise, Tsai was a known advocate of unification with China, suggesting that China will not only target pro-independence activists for arbitrary detention... Read More

After Expressing Support for Taiwan, Chinese YouTuber’s Mother Detained by Authorities

A Chinese YouTube vlogger who has in the past expressed support for Taiwanese democracy surnamed Liu reported last week that his mother has been detained by the National Security Bureau for over four days in his native Suzhou. The disappearance of Liu’s mother should be concerning, not only within Taiwan but to Chinese supporters of Taiwan—even if they live outside of China... Read More

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

Retaliation Against Efforts To Investigate Chinese Spying In Taiwan?

Chinese spying efforts in Taiwan have been under closer scrutiny in past months, as observed in government investigation of the New Party and Chinese Unification Promotion Party. However, reports by Chinese state-run media in the last week warning against Taiwanese spies in China could be retaliation for the Tsai administration's recent efforts against Chinese spying... Read More

New Incentives By China Raises Other Incidents Of China Treating Taiwanese As Citizens

Moves by China to upgrade benefits currently enjoyed by Taiwanese similar to those enjoyed by Chinese citizens, as a way of luring Taiwan into its fold, would be another attempt by China to divide and conquer Taiwan from within. It remains to be seen how successful these strategies prove to be. But there are already several cases in which one can see what the logical outcome of China treating Taiwanese citizens as they are Chinese citizens would be... Read More