Taiwan’s ruling party has warned citizens against traveling to Hong Kong or mainland China, saying the situation was “severe,” after a Taiwanese businessman was detained following a visit to the protest-wracked city. Lee Meng-chu, 43, disappeared after he crossed over the border from Hong Kong to the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen on August 19. He was reported missing by a friend, Chen Ya-lin, who was supposed to meet him at Jakarta airport two days later. Chen said Lee had attended a protest in Hong Kong before crossing the border.
On Wednesday a spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs ... more