Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen said they were "closely monitoring the execution of the national security law".PHOTO: AFP
Date: May 7, 2020
The new law has sent chills through self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing regards as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize, by force if necessary.
Beijing has taken an especially hardline towards Taiwan ever since the 2016 election of Ms Tsai because she regards the island as a de facto sovereign nation and not part of "one China."
Taiwan's government has condemned Beijing's security law, which claims global jurisdiction and demands foreign and Taiwanese political organisations provide information on their Hong Kong-related activities or risk criminal penalty and fine. [FULL STORY]