This file photo dated July 21, 2019 shows the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei,Taiwan. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
BEIJING – A male suspect of a shooting in Taiwan will be repatriated after his COVID-19 quarantine ends in Xiamen, a city facing Taiwan across the Taiwan Straits, said a mainland spokesperson on Tuesday.
Taiwan media reported that the suspect flew to Xiamen on Nov 22, 2021 after he committed the crime and stayed in quarantine upon arriving in the mainland city
Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, announced the decision made by local police when responding to a media question.
The male suspect confessed to shooting a man in New Taipei city when he was interrogated by local police in Xiamen, Ma said.
Taiwan media reported that the suspect flew to Xiamen on Nov 22 after he committed the crime and stayed in quarantine upon arriving in the mainland city.
The repatriation decision was made as part of ongoing efforts to combat violent crime, safeguard people’s lives and property on both sides of the Straits and maintain the order of cross-Straits exchanges, said Ma.