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Taiwan to see if Taiwanese elected to CPC National Congress legal

2017/10/04 20:15:22

Lu Li-an (盧麗安). Image taken from the official website of the Shanghai Taiwan Compatriots Friendship Association

Taipei, Oct. 4 (CNA) The government will look into whether Lu Li-an (盧麗安), a China-based Taiwanese woman who has been elected to attend the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has violated Taiwanese law, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday.

Lu, who is president of the Shanghai Taiwan Compatriots Friendship Association, is among a total of 2,287 delegates who have been elected to attend the 19th CPC National Congress slated for Oct. 18 in Beijing, according to Chinese media reports.

The MAC said in a statement that it will check Lu's identity, whether she has household registration in China, and whether she has violated the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area.

According to Article 9-1 of the Act, the people of the Taiwan Area may not hold household registration in the Mainland Area or hold passports issued by the Mainland Area. If they do so, they shall be deprived of their status as people of the Taiwan Area, according to the MAC.

Meanwhile, Article 33 of the Act stipulates that no individual of the Taiwan Area may become a member of or hold a position in agencies, institutions or organizations of the Mainland Area that are political parties, the military, the administration or political in any other sense, the MAC noted.

In the statement, the MAC also called on Taiwanese in China to abide by the relevant Taiwanese regulations and to protect Taiwan's national security and interests.

Lu was born in Kaohsiung in 1968 and is currently deputy dean at Fudan University's College of Foreign Languages and Literature in Shanghai, according to a report published Wednesday by Taiwan's Economic Daily News.

She is among 10 Taiwanese nationals elected in June to attend the CPC National Congress and the only one born in Taiwan. The other nine were born in China or are second-generation Taiwanese based there, according to the newspaper report.

(By Miao Zong-han and Evelyn Kao)
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