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China urged to release Lee Ming-che

UNITED FRONT:Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong joined a New Power Party lawmaker and two former Sunflower movement leaders to condemn Lee’s continued detention

By Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter

The detention of Lee Ming-che is not an isolated incident and Xi’s suppression of rights activists is being rigorously carried out, with participants and supporters of Hong Kong’s Umbrella movement in 2014 facing prosecution and likely prison sentences, Chen said.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s comment that the US and China would pursue relations on the principles of “non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation” used rhetoric akin to that of the Chinese Communist Party, Chen said.

Many fear that the US might allow China to retain its “core interests” of Tibet, Hong Kong and Taiwan, he said.

Huang, Wong, Lin and Chen asked Beijing to disclose Lee Ming-che’s whereabouts and ensure his rights to visitation, medical care and legal assistance.

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