Hong Kong Unrest Stirs Anti-China Mood in Taiwan

Date: June 17, 2019
By: Daniel Ten Kate

Protesters remain on Tim Mei Avenue outside the Central Government Offices after a peaceful rally in Hong Kong today. Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

As Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam fights to survive, she’s taking heat from another government whose population is similarly skeptical of Beijing: Taiwan, an island claimed by China.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has strongly supported the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who’ve opposed Lam’s “evil bill” to allow extraditions from Hong Kong to the mainland for the first time. And her government didn’t like that Lam used a grisly murder in Taiwan to justify the move.

“Embrace democracy & stand on the right side of history!” Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu implored on Twitter amid a fresh round of enormous protests over the weekend.    [FULL  STORY]

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