Hong Kong protesters are said to have gone to Taiwan around mid- to late June, before the Legislative Council was stormed on July 1. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protesters ‘went to Taiwan in June’ to explore options for asylum

  • Group of students travelled to the self-ruled island to find out about seeking refuge there before returning to city, according to sources
  • Between a dozen and 60 demonstrators are said to have fled to Taiwan since early July, or are planning to seek shelter there
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hong Kong protesters are said to have gone to Taiwan around mid- to late June, before the Legislative Council was stormed on July 1. Photo: Sam Tsang
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It will be difficult to verify the recent arrivals’ claims to have taken part in the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Antony Dickson

Taiwan struggling to deal with influx of Hong Kong protesters seeking refuge

  • Anywhere between a dozen and 60 protesters have arrived on the island since July, but there is no clear legal road map for how to process their cases
  • President Tsai Ing-wen has said their cases will be handled ‘appropriately’ but it is not clear if the government will give them refuge
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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It will be difficult to verify the recent arrivals’ claims to have taken part in the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Antony Dickson
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