Taiwan investigating China dinghy defector claim


Taiwanese authorities are investigating a man from mainland China who claims he had crossed the Taiwan Strait in a rubber dinghy in a bid to seek political asylum. – EPA pic, May 3, 2021.

TAIWAN’S defence minister said today authorities were investigating whether a man from mainland China had managed to cross the Taiwan Strait in a rubber dinghy in a bid to seek political sanctuary.

On Saturday, police said a man surnamed Zhou had been detained in Taichung city’s harbour after locals spotted him near a dyke and said he was behaving suspiciously.


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