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Japan security strategy highlights Strait

Japan is to underline the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait in its new national security strategy to be published this week.

Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, discussed and reached an agreement on revisions to three national security documents, the Nikkei reported, adding that the revisions are to be made for the first time since 2013.


Rights activist warns of China extraditions

Taiwan should reach out to countries that have extradition treaties with China or Hong Kong to prevent the handover of Taiwanese accused of “separatism” or other political crimes by Beijing, human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) said.

Lee, who was imprisoned in China from 2017 to April this year on a charge of subverting state power, was speaking at a news conference in Taipei to mark Human Rights Day. The event was hosted by Tibetan and Uighur groups, and the “Safeguard Defenders.”


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Prosecutors yesterday indicted former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on charges of leaking classified information and abuse of authority in the wiretapping of telephone conversations between then-legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) during an investigating into alleged improper political lobbying in 2013.