Hong Kong immigrants who have moved to Taiwan despair about the future back home

Japan Times
Date: Jun 30, 2019
By: Reuters

Taiwanese protesters hold slogans reading “No extradition to China” during a rally to oppose Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill ahead of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in front of Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Culture Office in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

TAINAN, TAIWAN – Kitty Wong and Adolf Lim are tightening the screws on their future in Taiwan as they make the final touches to a hostel in the southern city of Tainan, that they hope will open its doors to vacationers next month.

The couple from Hong Kong came to Taiwan in search of a stress-free life after being disappointed with the fragmentation of society back in Hong Kong, along with the daily negativity that they found hard to escape. This is the third hostel they are opening since their arrival in 2016.

“The level of evil that you are dealing with is too high, I just see no way out,” Lim says, talking about how the Chinese Communist Party is clamping down on freedom in his hometown.

It is not only the pressure from the mainland that made him pack his bags, but also daily acts of frustration that drive a wedge in society.    [FULL  STORY]

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