Taiwan: Legislative Council Passes Resolution Denying Entry to Chinese Communist Party Officials Who Violate Human Rights (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of December 7, 2010, the Taiwan Legislative Council passed an interim resolution that was co-signed by 16 legislators across political parties, including Chen Ting-fei and Tian Chiu-chin. The resolution states, "When any Chinese official and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials apply for entry, the Judicial Department, Mainland Committee and Immigration Bureau should conduct a detailed check to see if they are involved in human rights violations. If such violations are found, the officials should be listed as unwelcome people and not given entry permission." On the morning of the same day, the Chiayi City Council unanimously passed the same resolution.
On December 7, 2010, Deputy Speaker of the Taiwan Legislative Council Tseng Yung-chuan announces the resolution denying entry to Chinese officials who violate human rights
The Chiayi City Council passed a resolution "Not to invite, welcome, or receive any Chinese official who violates human rights" in its second scheduled meeting.
Legislator Chen Ting-fei said, "On March 31 last year, the two conventions on international human rights were passed and became effective on International Human Rights Day. This resolution is a major step after passing the two conventions in Taiwan. It also exerts pressure on the Judicial Department and charges it with paying attention to the issue."
Legislator Chen continued, "In fact, background checks into CCP officials who visit Taiwan is basically conducted by the CCP. And Taiwan just passively agrees. Many of these CCP officials have been sued in other countries. It is awkward if we invited them to Taiwan and give them a high-level reception. Our resolution is to remind and monitor the Administrative Department."
Besides asking the Judicial Department not to issue entry permits, the resolution also pointed out that each level of government as well as non-governmental organizations should not invite or receive any CCP officials who violate human rights.
Many places in Taiwan pass resolutions denying entry to CCP human rights violators
Besides the Legislative Council, the Chiayi City Council also passed a similar resolution, which was put forward by Council Member Huang Cheng-nan in the second scheduled meeting.
Chiayi Council Member Tsai Wen-hsu calls on the central government to deny entry to Chinese officials who have a record of violating human rights
Chiayi Council Member Tsai Wen-hsu said, "A government must safeguard human rights and freedom of the people. The Chinese government does not pay attention to human rights, but violates human rights. We don't welcome Chinese officials who infringe upon human rights. I think each country should have such a resolution as we have passed today, to list [these human rights violators] as unwelcome people."
The resolution also stated that the media disclosed that Guangdong Province Governor Huang Huahua, Shanxi Province Interim Governor Zhao Zhengyong, Director Wang Zuoan of the CCP Religious Affairs Bureau, and Hubei Provincial CCP Committee Secretary Yang Seng were sued in the high court during their visits to Taiwan for their participation in the persecution of Falun Gong. They have committed crimes of genocide and torture, and violated international conventions on civil and political rights. The Taiwan Falun Dafa Association filed lawsuits in the Prosecutor's office of the high court.
The CCP continues to persecute Falun Gong. There are many cases where Taiwanese citizens were persecuted in mainland China because they practice Falun Gong. According to an international team of lawyers who are suing former CCP leader Jiang Zemin, as of September of this year, 33 senior Chinese and CCP officials have been sued in civil lawsuits or have had criminal charges pressed against them in 30 countries.