Reporters film a screen showing a video footage of detained Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-Che testifying at his trial a the Yueyang Intermediate People's Court in Yueyang, south China's Hunan province, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Emily Wang)
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A Taiwanese activist on trial in China confessed Monday to attempting to subvert the Beijing government, according to videos of his hearing released by Chinese authorities, although his wife refused to recognise the court's authority.Releasing videos and transcripts of court hearings has become increasingly common in China as part of a push for greater judicial transparency and oversight.Beijing maintains that the island of Taiwan is part of China and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under its control, while proudly democratic Taiwan has shown no interest in being governed by the Communist Party rulers in Beijing.
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