Lee Ming-Che

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

CCP’s Renewed Emphasis On Marxism After 19th National Congress Means Nothing

Renewed emphasis on Marxism after China’s 19th National Congress is not too surprising, seeing as China has never fully distanced itself from its purported claims to embrace Marxism as an ideology. Nevertheless, despite the fact that China may claim to be Marxist, China has long since embraced a free market economy while clinging to Marxism as a justification for a high degree of state involvement in the economy and the primacy of the state over political affairs... Read More