‘Immoral, shameful and unacceptable’: Taiwan blasts Carrie Lam’s use of Taiwan as an excuse

Straits Times
Date: June 15, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said in a press conference on June 15, 2019, that the Bill to allow extraditions to mainland China was put on hold.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TAIPEI (DPA) – The Taiwan government on Saturday (June 15) said Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's use of Taiwan as an excuse to suspend a controversial extradition Bill is unacceptable.

"Blaming Taiwan is immoral, shameful and unacceptable. Embrace democracy and stand on the right side of history!" Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu tweeted late Saturday.

Mrs Lam said on Saturday that the Bill to allow extraditions to mainland China was put on hold. She further explained that Taiwan had said it would never accept an amendment that would allow the extradition of Taiwanese suspects to China.

"I'm deeply upset by the assault on freedom and human rights in Hong Kong. Chief Executive Carrie Lam must listen to the people and take full responsibility," Mr Wu said.    [FULL  STORY]

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