Newspaper article China Post

Presidential Office Addresses Daughter of China Human Rights Lawyer's Plea

Newspaper article China Post

Presidential Office Addresses Daughter of China Human Rights Lawyer's Plea

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The daughter of a prominent mainland China human rights attorney, Gao Zhisheng ([...]), who spent years in prison, reached out to President Tsai Ing-wen for help finding her newly missing father, whose new book is set to launch in Taiwan, Friday.

According to local media, Presidential Office spokesperson Alex Huang ([...]) said it was aware of the incident, and the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, [...]) has been asked to handle the situation.

Democracy and human rights are universal values that know no national boundaries, and are part of a foundation that ensures the harmony, progress and good of societies, said Huang.

"(We) hope the Beijing authorities will acknowledge people's rights - by doing so, the world would respect them more."

Attending a press conference held by legislators Friday, Gao's daughter, Grace Geng ([. …

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