torsdag 12. september 2019

China detains man who reportedly shared images of troops at Hong Kong border

China has detained a Taiwanese man on state security charges after he reportedly distributed photos of Chinese troops massing equipment on the Hong Kong border. Lee Meng-chu was being investigated after he “allegedly engaged in illegal activities that endanger state security”, said a spokesman for mainland China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, without elaborating.

Friends and family feared Lee – a volunteer activity organiser in a small fishing community in southern Taiwan – had been detained in China after they were unable to contact him for weeks. Chen Yalin, a Taiwanese mayor, told Taiwan’s government-run Central News Agency earlier that Lee sent him a photo showing paramilitary troops gathering, and that he was unable to contact Lee after that.