China's Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed on Thursday that former DPP staffer Lee Ming-che, who has been missing in China for 11 days, has been detained for endangering national security. Many believe that Lee's arrest is retribution for Taiwan's earlier arrest of a ''Chinese national'' accused of spying. The DPP legislative caucus held a press conference calling on China to respect human rights and release Lee. The Mainland Affairs Council emphasized that the TAO did not give a satisfactory account of Lee's arrest, and said that China should give a clear explanation to Lee's family.
11 days after former DPP staffer Lee Ming-che went missing in China, China's Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed that he is being detained and investigated for suspected involvement in activities endangering national security.
==MA XIAOGUANG Spokesperson, Taiwan Affairs Office==
Taiwan resident Lee Ming-che is suspected of involvement in activities endangering national security. He is under investigation by the relevant authorities. He is in good physical condition.
Lee was detained after a Taiwan arrested a Chinese national accused of spying. Some say that this is retribution on China's part. The DPP legislative caucus held a press conference calling on China to release Lee and give a full account of his arrest.
==LEE CHUN-YI DPP Legislator==
For a long time, China has not complied with the Cross-Strait Agreement on Joint Crime-Fighting and Judicial Mutual Assistance. We have repeatedly reminded the Ministry of Justice and Mainland Affairs Council of this. If China has arrested someone just because Taiwan arrested a Chinese spy, at least accuse him of a crime.
The Mainland Affairs Council said that the TAO's account of the arrest is unclear and that China should give a clear explanation to Lee's family and Taiwanese society. Lee's wife is worried about his health.
==LEE CHING-YU Lee Ming-che's wife==
My husband suffers from high blood pressure. He did not bring nearly enough medicine for the number of days he's been missing. Yesterday I received a clear message from the government that he is in the hands of China's security forces. So now at least, I know where to send the medicine.
==CHIU CHUI-CHENG Dep. Minister, MAC==
The results of the legal investigation should be made public as soon as possible. We will assist the family every way we could.
Lee's wife said that she has given her husband's medicine to the Straits Exchange Foundation in hopes that they could deliver it to him. She is still calling on the Chinese government to clarify matters and allow a family visit.
TRANSLATED BY：JOHN CHEN
記者陳佳鑫 陳昌維 台北報導