Zhejiang state security organ summons Taiwan-born suspect for secession investigation
Published: Aug 04, 2022 01:21 AM
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The state security bureau in Wenzhou city, East China's Zhejiang Province, summoned Yang Zhiyuan, a suspect from Taiwan, on Wednesday for investigation of his alleged involvement in "Taiwan independence" secessionist activities and of suspicion of endangering national security. 

This move came right after the Chinese mainland authorities' announcement on Wednesday that a number of diehard "Taiwan secessionist" individuals, two foundations, and multiple companies related to secessionist activities will be punished in accordance with the law, after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan island Tuesday night in disregard of stern warnings from Beijing, a visit that has sent a wrong message to "Taiwan independence" forces and has escalated the tension across the Taiwan Straits. 

Born in 1990, the suspect from Taichung city in the island of Taiwan has long been advocating the idea of "Taiwan independence" and has conspired with others to establish the illegal secessionist organization "Taiwanese National Party," China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday.  

With the goals of promoting Taiwan to become an "independent country with sovereign" and to join the United Nations, Yang has been clamoring the "establishment of a country through a referendum" and promoting a high-profile "immediate independence" secessionist strategy. 

He was suspected of planning and carrying out secessionist activities for "Taiwan independence" and the crime of inciting secession, according to CCTV. 

Recently, a very small number of diehards Taiwan secessionists have linked up with external forces and have been trying to separate Taiwan from the country and incite confrontation between the two sides of Taiwan Straits. 

The mainland state security organ will resolutely punish the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces for their attempts in accordance with the anti-secession and national security laws, CCTV reported. 

Global Times