Nov 28, 2017Business & FinanceComments Off on MAC calls on Beijing to release Lee Ming-che
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has called on Beijing to release Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-che.
A Chinese court has sentenced Lee to five years in prison on charges of "subverting state power". The MAC said Tuesday that Lee's sharing of Taiwan's experience of democratization with Chinese friends does not constitute a threat to China's security or stability.
MAC spokesperson Chiu Chui-cheng said Tuesday that Taiwan cannot accept Lee's sentence. Chiu said the verdict goes against universal values of democracy and freedom. He said it will have a negative impact on both cross-strait ties and China's international image.