TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan says it will dispatch officials to Beijing as early as Monday to discuss the deportation of Taiwanese fraud suspects from Kenya to China that has stirred outrage on the self-ruled island.
The Cabinet's Mainland Affairs Council says the officials will discuss the ongoing case as well as ways of combating crimes involving residents of the two sides detained in other countries.
The latest battle over Taiwanese deportations came after Kenya sent 45 Taiwanese suspects to China instead of Taiwan earlier this month. Beijing wants to investigate them for fraudulently obtaining banking details of victims in China in order to steal funds.
Facing intense public pressure, Taiwanese officials managed to convince Malaysia to deport 20 Taiwanese criminal suspects to Taiwan on Friday despite Beijing's request that they be sent to China.