'Serious damage' to China-Taiwan ties as activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed

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Outcry over five-year sentence handed to Taiwanese human rights defender who was secretly arrested while visiting China in March

A court in China has sentenced a Taiwanese democracy activist to five years in prison on subversion charges in a case that has strained relations between Beijing and Taipei.

Lee Ming-cheh sat silently as a judge read the sentence, accusing him of disseminating articles, books and videos critical of China’s Communist system in an attempt to foment a “western colour revolution”.

Related: China says it has detained Taiwanese activist missing since 19 March

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