Taiwan tells citizens not to risk Hong Kong trips

Local | 11 Sep 2019 7:57 pm

Taiwan's ruling party urged citizens to avoid visiting Hong Kong after a person from Taiwan was detained in China on state security charges, Reuters reports.

China said Lee Meng-chu, an adviser from a small township in Taiwan, who had been missing since August 19 after traveling to the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, was suspected of "engaging in criminal acts that endanger state security".

Lee had distributed photographs of Hong Kong's protests and Chinese troops gathering on China's border with the city before his disappearance, Taiwan's official Central News Agency has reported.

"The Democratic Progressive Party urges citizens to avoid visiting Hong Kong and China due to tough internal situations," Taiwan's ruling party said in a statement. It expressed "strong condemnation" of Lee's detention.

"If you have to visit these areas, you must pay serious attention to safety and report whereabouts to your families and friends at all times," the party said.


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