The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) has invited President of the World Uyghur Congress Rabiye Qadir to Taiwan.
The TSU is a minor pro-independence political party that is not represented in the Legislature. The party has called on the government to issue Qadir with a visa. Qadir is an Uyghur activist from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang. She spent time in prison before being released and relocating to the US. She applied to come to Taiwan three times under the administration of former President Ma Ying-jeou, but she was denied because of alleged links with terrorism.
Cabinet spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung said Wednesday that Qadir's application to come to Taiwan will be dealt with according to standard procedures, with the government considering factors such as national interests before making a decision.