The case is the first time a Taiwanese citizen has been charged for subversion of state power in China, but Lee's ordeal also underscores the unique dangers for Taiwanese citizens in China, as China claims Taiwan as its own territory.
Kao urged the Taiwan government to make representation to China about the verdict against Lee because anything he did in Taiwan, whether circulating articles or posting comments online, were fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of China and beliefs deeply held by Taiwanese people.
Lee was sentenced at Yueyang Intermediate People's Court in Hunan province, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
The Chinese authorities later confirmed he was under investigation for allegedly endangering national security.
Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) said Wednesday he was watching developments in the Pacific island nation of Palau, but was confident it would remain an ally of Taiwan. Repeated calls from Taipei, demanding that Lee be given his freedom went unanswered in Beijing.
As to the Vatican, Lee described relations as intensive, with frequent meetings between representatives of the two sides and daily reports back to his ministry from its representative office, CNA reported. "We regret that Lee's case has seriously damaged cross-strait relations".
Lee had pleaded guilty at a hearing in September and will not appeal, Xinhua said. It is also a warning that it has now cast a much wider - and extraterritorial - net in its attempt to silence critics and those, Chinese and not, who propose an alternative, more liberal and democratic system of governance in China.
One case in point was Jiang Tianyong (江天勇), a leader of the China Human Rights Lawyers Group and an outspoken supporter of detained rights lawyers from the "709 crackdown", who was sentenced on November 21 to two years in prison and three years of deprivation of political rights for "inciting subversion of state power", Zhao said. With forced confessions a common feature in China's judicial process, Lee's wife told the Taiwanese public earlier that any such confession given by her husband could only be given under duress.
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The government has had "ample time already to investigate its case", the lawyers for AT&T and Time Warner added. Since taking office, Trump has continued to attack the network and says he continues to oppose the deal.
Schools were closed Thursday across southern and central provinces and planes diverted as heavy rain battered the island. Police said Colombo - Badulla main road has obstructed for traffic due to collapsing of a soil embankment at Beragala.
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Although Mr Brydon is remaining in his post now , it has been announced that he will not be standing for re-election in 2019. The 58-year-old became LSE chief executive in May 2009 after a career in trading that started in the 1980s at Goldman Sachs.
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If that penalty were applied to each of the affected drivers in Washington, it would total almost $22 million in penalties. Uber has confirmed that 2.7 million United Kingdom customers had their personal details stolen in a 2016 cyber attack .
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