Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China barred from visiting

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China barred from visitingThe wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist who was jailed in China in a case which further strained relations was Tuesday barred from boarding a flight to visit him in prison. Human rights and democracy activists have been targeted in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent since he took power in 2012. Taipei had called Lee’s jailing “unacceptable” and a serious blow to cross-strait relations, while his wife Lee Ching-yu called his trial a “political show”.



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