Ian Inkster and Hsin Hsin Victoria Chang
Hong Kong’s hopes and fears are not Taiwan’s – and its protests are a distraction for Taiwanese voters
- Owing to Hong Kong’s colonial history and role in global affairs, the city’s relationship with Beijing is vastly different from the equally complex cross-strait relations
- Extrapolating from events in Hong Kong to forecast Taiwan’s future is a mistake, and a setback for Taiwanese democracy
Ian Inkster, PhD, is professorial research associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London, and a senior fellow at the Taiwan Studies Programme, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham.