- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A Taiwanese court has sentenced a man from mainland China to 14 months in prison for breaking its national security laws, days after a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist was convicted of political subversion in China.

Taiwan’s official Central News Agency said Zhou Hongxu was convicted of trying to bribe a Taiwanese foreign ministry official into giving him classified information.

Zhou has been held since March, when the official told authorities about the attempted bribe.


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Last week, the Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che was convicted in a Chinese court of subverting the power of the state, though supporters said he’d been forced to confess to crimes he didn’t commit.

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