The Chinese regime indicted an influential Taiwanese activist for “secession”

Yang Chih Yuan, influential Taiwanese activist

China’s regime formally indicted influential Taiwanese activist Yang Chih Yuan on Tuesdayaccused of “secession” and eight months after he was arrested in the midst of an increase in tension between the parties.

Yang, a leading Taiwanese independence activist and politician, was arrested by Chinese security forces in the city of Wenzhou, in Zhejiang province, hours after the former speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi left the country to visit Taipei, the Taiwanese capital, in a visit that drew harsh criticism from Beijing.

The Asian giant was quick to take action in this regard and carried out several military exercises around the island, which it considers to be one more province under its territory.

Now, the Wenzhou Procuratorate reported that the activist was formally accused after months without offering details about his situation and pointed out that his case is being reviewed, according to a statement from the entity itself.

The Taiwanese authorities said they have tried to contact Beijing to obtain information about Yang’s detention, although they have received no direct response.

The Government reiterates that Yang is innocent and asks the Communist Party of China for his release so that he can return to the island as soon as possible.”, they said in a statement to which the television network had access CNN.

Chinese television reported in August 2022 that Yang had been taken into custody in Wenzhou for being involved in “separatist activities”.

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) pilot aboard a Russian Sukhoi Su-30 flies over the Taiwan Strait as part of harassing maneuvers against Taipei (Xinhua)
A Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) pilot aboard a Russian Sukhoi Su-30 flies over the Taiwan Strait as part of harassing maneuvers against Taipei (Xinhua)

China issues warning

Criticizing China over Taiwan will have dangerous consequences, the foreign minister warned last Friday, qin gangwhile insisting that Beijing is a “growing force for peace and justice”.

Three weeks ago, China began three days of military exercises around Taiwan – simulating targeted attacks and a blockade of the island – in response to a meeting between the Taiwanese president, Tsai ing-wenand the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, kevin mccarthy.

“Recently, there has been absurd rhetoric accusing China… of unilaterally changing the status quo across the Taiwan Strait, through force or coercion, and disturbing peace and stability across the Strait,” Qin said. while delivering the keynote speech at a forum on Chinese modernization.

“Such claims go against basic common sense about international relations and historical justice,” he told the audience in Shanghai. “The logic is absurd and the consequences dangerous.”

China claims Taiwan as its territory and has vowed to bring the island under its control one day. “The Taiwan issue is the core of China’s fundamental interests,” Qin continued.

“We will never back down from any act that undermines China’s sovereignty and security. Those who play with fire in Taiwan will end up getting burned.”

The remarks on Taiwan came at the end of a speech in which Qin repeatedly stressed China’s peaceful intentions.

“We have the best track record in fulfilling the purposes and principles of the Charter of the UN, international law and the basic norms of international relations”, he stated.

(With information from Europa Press)

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