OPINION: Taiwan Has Failed Hongkongers on Political Asylum

After Joshua Wong's visit to Taiwan, the DPP has taken no action to establish asylum measures to accommodate the young protesters in Hong Kong.

The News Lens
Date: 2019/09/10
By: Brian Hioe

Photo Credit: CNA

The Democratic Progress Party (DPP) still made no moves to establish any formalized asylum measures in Taiwan despite last week's high-profile visit by key protest figures from Hong Kong including Joshua Wong, Lester Shum, and Eddie Chu.

The three met with DPP government officials and gave public speeches. During the visit — apart from thanking Taiwanese for their material support of the demonstrations in Hong Kong, as in contributions of gas masks and safety helmets — they also asked Taiwanese government officials to set up provisions for asylum seekers from Hong Kong.

However, after a meeting between Wong and DPP Secretary-General Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰), the administration responded that individuals seeking asylum in Taiwan will continue to be handled on a case-to-case basis.    [FULL  STORY]

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