Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen acknowledged the reported arrivals during her visit to the Caribbean. Photo: EPA-EFE

Tsai Ing-wen says ‘friends from Hong Kong’ will be considered for asylum on humanitarian grounds

  • Taiwanese president makes first acknowledgement of reports that Hong Kong protesters are fleeing to the island
  • Act Governing Relations with Hong Kong and Macau allows Taiwan to assist where safety and liberty are threatened for political reasons, but it is not party to UN Refugee Convention
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen acknowledged the reported arrivals during her visit to the Caribbean. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Beijing regards Hong Kong’s police force as a critical factor in maintaining stability in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

China scrambles to deliver new Hong Kong strategy –but military response not an option

  • Sources say Hong Kong police critical to maintaining stability
  • Short and longer term plans to be submitted to Beijing ‘soon’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Beijing regards Hong Kong’s police force as a critical factor in maintaining stability in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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