(Minghui.org) As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intensifies pressure on Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in Taiwan issued a statement on November 23 to condemn the CCP’s threats. Depending on the situation, the agency said it is ready to take necessary countering and preventive measures, including implementing a list of human rights perpetrators and barring them from entry into the country. More details are expected to be released next week.
Related to this initiative, the Taiwan Falun Gong Human Rights Group announced that it submitted a name list of high-ranking CCP officials to the MAC on November 24. The list included dozens of key perpetrators involved in the persecution of Falun Gong, including Jiang Zemin, Zeng Qinghong, and Liu Jing.
The list also consisted of details of the perpetrators’ crimes, their official titles at the time of the crimes, and countries (or regions) where lawsuits had been filed against them for their crimes. Among the perpetrators on the list, ten had visited Taiwan previously, and they were sued for crimes of genocide and torture in the Taiwan High Court.
It is the hope of the Falun Gong Human Rights Group in Taiwan that the MAC will include the names from the submitted list in their future sanctions list, and publicize the perpetrators’ crimes and human rights violations to the public. Besides barring entry, the Falun Gong Human Rights Group also hopes to freeze assets of the key perpetrators in Taiwan. By exposing these crimes to the public in Taiwan and the international community, the Falun Gong Human Rights Group believes that more people would be informed of the CCP’s ongoing and worsening human rights violations in the 21st century. This will help hold the perpetrators accountable in the end.
As of 2011, the Legislative Yuan and 16 county and city-level legislatures in Taiwan had passed resolutions of not welcoming, inviting, or accepting human rights perpetrators from China. The MAC has also been barring 610 Office agents and doctors involved in the live organ harvesting from entering Taiwan for several years.
While testifying before the Legislative Yuan on October 2, 2019, an officer from the National Immigration Agency in Taiwan stated that they had banned entry by some CCP officials who had persecuted Falun Gong or violated laws in Taiwan. They included officials in the CCP branches, government agencies, and military. This was also the first time that a Taiwan government official formerly made such a statement at the Legislative Yuan.
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