TAIWAN, Taiwan — Travel advisories issued by China’s National Travel Advisory Center (NTAC) were posted on Wednesday.
The advisory came after a passenger aboard a flight from Taiwan to Beijing was stopped at an airport for allegedly not wearing a seatbelt and refused to give up his seat.
The plane was scheduled to take off at 8 a.m. local time (1930 GMT) and landed in Taipei at 6:30 p.m., according to NTAC.
The flight was delayed for about two hours, but it landed safely in Taiji International Airport at 3:30 a.s.m.(Reuters/Stringer)The NTAC said the passenger was identified as Wang Lin, a 37-year-old Chinese national from Beijing who has been identified by Chinese media as a high-level government official.
The flight, which had a capacity of 10 people, landed in Beijing at 6 a.t.m, NTAC noted.
The Chinese Embassy in Taiwo said it was “aware of the situation” and had dispatched the country’s National Security Commission.
The agency, which also advises the government, did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
The NTACT said Wang Lin was an “official of the People’s Liberation Army,” and that he was arrested on March 12, according to a Chinese state news agency.
Wang Lin’s name has been widely circulated in China.
China’s Communist Party does not officially recognize the Communist Party of China, and it is illegal for foreigners to be in the country without a valid passport.
But Wang Lin is believed to have had diplomatic ties to China and the United States, according an August report by a former American diplomat in Beijing.
The former diplomat said the two countries were not involved in the detention of Wang Lin.
China also issued a travel advisory on Tuesday after a woman was stopped by police for not wearing seatbelts on a plane bound for Taipei.
The woman, identified only by her surname Zhu, was arrested and charged with violating a court order banning the wearing of seatbelted seats on a domestic flight from Beijing to Taipei, according the Chinese government-controlled Global Times newspaper.
Zhu was released on bail and is currently undergoing psychological evaluation, the Global Times said.
China has been trying to curb the influence of the U.S. military presence in its territory, which includes Taiwan.
Taiwan has been under the control of the Nationalist Party since 1949.