In Taiwan, Hong Kong immigrants despair over future back home

Date: 30 Jun 2019

Demonstrators attend a rally ahead of the G20 summit, urging the international community to back their demands for the government to withdraw a the extradition bill in Hong Kong, China Jun 26, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

TAINAN: 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 holiday-makers 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 after arriving in 2016.

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

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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