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Detention centers hold 570 illegal Chinese, MAC says

Detention centers hold 570 illegal Chinese, MAC says

Over 500 illegal Chinese immigrants will have to spend the October 6 Mid-Autumn Festival - a key holiday on the Chinese lunar calendar - at three detention centers in Taiwan because of show repatriation operations, a spokesman for the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council said yesterday.
As of the end of September, 570 illegal Chinese immigrants were being held at detention centers in northern Hsinchu County, eastern Ilan County and on outlying Matsu Island, the spokesman said.
The number marks a sharp decrease from last year's level of some 1,500, indicating that this year's repatriation process has been running more smoothly, he said, noting that the MAC has begun providing special protection and accommodation for underaged minorities and pregnant women at the detention centers in order to meet international human rights standards.
The spokesman also called on the Chinese side to take back these youth, women and seriously ill patients earlier than the others.


Updated : 2021-05-10 04:32 GMT+08:00