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China to hand down death penalty for "Taiwan independence" crimes

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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China on Friday rolled out new punishments, including capital punishment, for what it considers to be "'Taiwan independence' diehards." Penalties include prison terms ranging from three years to life and, in "especially serious" cases, the death penalty, depending on the perceived severity of the offense. Beijing claims Taiwan as its territory, though it has never governed there. Taiwan has its own government and legal system and is thus not subject to China's laws. "A very small number of 'Taiwan independence' diehards have wantonly carried out 'Taiwan independence' separatist activities, seriously...

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