Persecuted Chinese lawyer’s daughter asks President Tsai for help

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/17
By: Lu Hsin-hui, Chen Chia-lun and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) The daughter of Gao Zhisheng (高智晟), a Chinese human rights lawyer and

Geng Ge (left).
Geng Ge (left).

outspoken dissident who has spent years in jail, called for help from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday.

“Please help my family and all Chinese people!” wrote Geng Ge (耿格), also known as Grace Geng, on a copy of her father’s new book — a memoir titled “Stand Up China 2017 – China’s Hope: What I Learned During Five Years as a Political Prisoner,” which was published this week in Taiwan.

She addressed the copy to Tsai, who was sworn in as Taiwan’s president on May 20, and issued the appeal at a press conference at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei at which she unveiled her father’s book.

Geng, who flew to Taiwan from the United States for the book release, expressed her hope that the copy of the memoir with her signature and written request will be delivered to Tsai.

In response, presidential spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said the Presidential Office has taken note the matter and will ask the Mainland Affairs Council, the top authority in charge of China policy, and other relevant units to learn more about it.    [FULL  STORY]