Taiwan calls for ‘genuine’ elections in Hong Kong

Chinese official in region slams protesters, seeks action against 'rioters' who ‘attacked’ office during Sunday protests

Anadolu Agency
Date: 22.07.2019
By: Riyaz ul Khaliq

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ANKARA  Taiwan on Monday called for holding “democratic” elections in Hong Kong.

“It’s sad to see the rule of law eroding & the divide between the people & the government widening in #HongKong. The way forward is genuine democratic elections, not violence in the streets & #MTR stations. The freedom & #HumanRights of the people must be protected! JW,” Joseph Wu, Taiwan’s foreign minister, said in a Twitter post.

The statement by Wu came few days after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that “friends from Hong Kong will be treated appropriately and on humanitarian grounds”.

She was apparently referring to fleeing Hong Kong protesters who have reportedly sought refuge in Taiwan fearing persecution back home.

Hong Kong and Macao are autonomous regions under Chinese rule, while Taiwan is what China calls a breakaway province.    [FULL  STORY]

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