Tsai warns China against overreaching

HONG KONG SECURITY: The president blasted regulations requiring Taiwanese agents or political organizations to provide information on their Hong Kong-related activities

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 08, 2020
By: Chung Li-hua, Lin Ching-hua and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer

President Tsai Ing-wen, right, talks to reporters at a tea party in Taipei yesterday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Taiwan External Trade Development
Council.Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday warned of countermeasures should controversial Chinese national security legislation imposed on Hong Kong undermine or harm Taiwanese interests.

Article 43 of the legislation empowers the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to serve written notices to Taiwanese political organizations or individual agents to furnish information on their Hong Kong-related activities, including their personal particulars, finances, assets, expenditure and capital in the territory.

Failure to comply or providing false or incomplete information can result in a fine of HK$100,000 (US$12,903) or imprisonment of six months or two years respectively.

Tsai said that Taiwan would keep a close watch on how the national security legislation is implemented in Hong Kong.    [FULL  STORY]

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