Beijing 'Hunts' Taiwan Citizens Overseas, Gets Hundreds Sent To China: Report

Beijing 'Hunts' Taiwan Citizens Overseas, Gets Hundreds Sent To China: Report

Andrew H. Sweet

The overseas-based group Safeguard Defenders said it documented hundreds of Chinese officials targeting Taiwanese nationals overseas.

According to the report, more than 600 Taiwanese nationals were sent to China from countries worldwide at Beijing's behest in the three years covered by the study. Most were accused of involvement in telecommunications fraud in countries as diverse as Cambodia, Kenya, the Philippines, and Spain.

These forcible transfers often follow the denial of access to Taiwanese consular support or communication in the sending country and sometimes followed by ongoing denial of contact with Taiwanese officials or family members when the person arrives in China.

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