Taiwanese Churches and Businesses Support Hong Kong Protesters

Date: 27 Jan 20202
By: John Hayward

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The people of Taiwan have been largely sympathetic to the protest movement in Hong Kong, not least because the Taiwanese see Hong Kong as a cautionary tale about Beijing’s “one country, two systems” assimilation offer.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Monday reported on some Taiwanese organizations and businesses that are very active in supporting the Hong Kong protests, to the point of sending them hundreds of thousands of dollars in supplies.

One major Taiwanese backer of the Hong Kong protests is the Chi-Nan Presbyterian Church, which has offered assistance to Hong Kongers fleeing the city as well as supporting those who remain to demonstrate against the government. The church knows exactly what the demonstrators need – its aid shipments to Hong Kong have included gas masks, helmets, and supplies to help recover from exposure to tear gas and pepper spray.

Volunteer Kong Chao-ksun told the South China Morning Post the church may establish a full-blown non-governmental organization (NGO) in Hong Kong to facilitate further assistance to the protesters. The church has sent over half a million dollars in aid so far.    [FULL  STORY]

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