Radio Taiwan International
Date: 01 July, 2019
By: Natalie Tso
On the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China, democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks with Democratic Progressive Party Secretary-General Luo Wen-jia via videoconference.
Joshua Wong is the secretary-general of pro-democracy group Demosistō. The 22-year-old was just released from prison in June for his role as a leader of the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests which called for universal suffrage in Hong Kong.
Wong says, “We are facing protests on the street and our freedoms are diminishing. We are very grateful to the people of Taiwan and their concern about the extradition bill in Hong Kong. Another major protest is under way in Hong Kong on the July 1 anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule in 1997. Wong estimates about 500,000 people are demonstrating.