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Wife of Taiwan activist sees China'conspiracy' behind husband's arrest

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The wife of a Taiwan activist accused Beijing of”political conspiracy” on Monday after she was barred from traveling to the mainland to support her husband who was detained there last month on suspicion of endangering national security.
The activist, Li Ming-che, is a community college worker known for supporting human rights in China. He went missing while traveling to China on March 19.
More than a week later, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said Li had been detained on suspicion on endangering national security but gave no information on his whereabouts.
Li’s wife, Li Ching-yu, had been scheduled to fly to Beijing but told reporters at Taiwan’s international airport her permit to enter the mainland had been canceled.
“I am a weak woman who wants to visit. Is it really necessary for the Chinese government to use such great force to prevent this?” Li said.
“This action confirms to the outside world that there is political conspiracy behind the Chinese government’s arrest of Li Ming-che.”
Li’s detention has put another strain on ties between Taipei and Beijing, which have cooled since Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took power last year because she refuses to concede that the island is part of China.

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