TAIPEI, Taiwan—After the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s Parliament, and nine city and county councils in Taiwan passed a resolution refusing the entry of suspected human rights abusers from Mainland China, Taiwanese people and rights groups are calling for more action.
Several NGOs have called for the visits and schedules of senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to Taiwan to be published on the government's website.
After several Taiwan municipal and county councils passed a motion stipulating that local governments cannot invite, welcome, or receive CCP cadres involved in, or suspected of human rights violations, the Legislative Yuan on Dec. 7 unanimously passed its own proposal on the subject, signed by 16 legislators. The proposal does not become law until ratified by the government.
Though the passage of the Dec. 7 motion did not stop the Vice Mayor of Beijing, Ji Lin, who has allegedly been involved in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, from entering the country on Dec. 13, his visit was quickly capitalized on by activists. They sued him for crimes of genocide and violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights upon arrival.
Following Xu Guangchun, Huang Huahua, Zhao Yongzheng, Wang Zuoan and Yang Song, Ji is the sixth CCP high ranking official to be sued in Taiwan.
Dr. William Kao, president of Victims of Investment in China Association (VICA), Meili Chow, president of Taiwan Friends of Tibet (Taiwan Friends of Tibet), and Falun Gong human rights lawyers have all called for the Taiwanese government to make the name list and schedules of visiting CCP officials transparent so the public can monitor it.
Meili Chow said that the motion and resolution passed by the Legislative Yuan and the nine county councils is a victory for Taiwan's democracy and human rights, “We will keep a close eye on this to require the government to follow the decision of the parliament,” Chow said.
In an interview with The Epoch Times, Dr. Kao said that the Taiwanese government should not allow suspected human rights abusers to enter Taiwan again.
Further to that, he said that Communist Party officials who are allowed in should have their schedules disclosed, so protesters can find them easily.
Kao pointed out that during high-level Party official Chen Yunlin’s ten and half years of service as the chairman for the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS), China has victimized more than 20,000 Taiwanese businessmen.
Damage to these entrepreneurs has gone from losing all their investments to being framed and jailed, in some cases even killed, Kao said. Chen Yunlin, however, has made no effort to help, and has even thwarted efforts being made, Kao said. Since Chen is, according to Kao, deep inside, in fact extremely unfriendly to Taiwan, perhaps he should be banned from visiting Taiwan too, Kao suggested.
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