By: Stanley Cheung and Joseph Yeh
Hong Kong, Nov. 13 (CNA) The Taiwan government is assisting 126 Taiwanese students at a Hong Kong university to return home amid violent clashes between protesters and police on the school campus, as tensions continue to escalate in the special administrative region, an official said Wednesday.
The Taiwanese student association at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) made a request to the Taiwan government to help the 126 students return home, Kao Ming-tsun (高銘村), acting head of Taiwan's representative office in Hong Kong, told CNA.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, 78 Taiwanese students left the university on buses provided by his office, Kao said, adding that another 48 students had already left the campus on their own.
The 126 students were scheduled to fly back to Taiwan on a China Airlines flight departing Hong Kong at around 10 p.m., Kao said. [FULL STORY]