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19 Taiwanese hold political, military posts in China: NSB

2017/10/26 13:54:31

Lu Li-an (CNA file photo)

Taipei, Oct. 26 (CNA) A total of 19 Taiwanese people have been confirmed to have official posts in China's military, government or political parties, Chou Mei-wu (周美伍), deputy head of the National Security Bureau (NSC), said Thursday.

"The names of these people have been referred to the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC)," Chou told a legislative hearing when answering questions from ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Lo Chih-cheng (羅致政).

As Lo continued to dig out whether the relevant authorities have dealt with the issue, which is against Taiwanese law, MAC Deputy Minister Lin Cheng-yi (林正義) said that the household registrations of some of these people, including Lu Li-an (盧麗安), a China-based Taiwanese woman who was elected to attend the just-concluded 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and her husband, have been canceled.

"The household registration of Taiwanese people who have a household registration in China or who hold a Chinese passport will be canceled according to due process," Lin explained.

The MAC said in a statement earlier this month that it will check Lu's identity to find out 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 Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, 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.

Article 33 of the Act also 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.

Lu was 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. She and her husband teach at Fudan University in Shanghai.

(By Claudia Liu, Flor Wang and Evelyn Kao)