As clashes continued in Hong Kong, Tsai Ing-wen secured the Democratic Progressive Party's nomination to seek re-election as Taiwan’s president. Photo: Facebook

How the storm over Hong Kong’s extradition bill battered Beijing’s ‘one country, two systems’ ambitions for Taiwan

  • President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election prospects boosted as Hong Kong protests highlight city’s ties with mainland
  • Han Kuo-yu, candidate for Beijing-friendly opposition Kuomintang, says Taiwan will adopt the arrangement ‘over my dead body’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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As clashes continued in Hong Kong, Tsai Ing-wen secured the Democratic Progressive Party's nomination to seek re-election as Taiwan’s president. Photo: Facebook
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As it happened: How Hong Kong extradition bill protesters continued siege of police headquarters into Friday night

  • A peaceful sit-in near the legislature escalated into a road occupation before heading to the Wan Chai headquarters
  • The government had not acceded to protesters' demands by the set deadline of Thursday evening
As night falls, protesters are still outside the police headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Edmond So
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law