Tear gas is deployed against anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on the weekend. A Taiwan politician has been accused of breaching the self-ruled island’s national security laws by calling for donations of supplies for the demonstrators. Photo: Felix Wong

Support for Hong Kong protesters lands Taiwan politician in hot water

  • Facebook post by pro-independence councillor referred to police by political rival
  • Donations of supplies may be in breach of self-ruled island’s national security laws
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Tear gas is deployed against anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on the weekend. A Taiwan politician has been accused of breaching the self-ruled island’s national security laws by calling for donations of supplies for the demonstrators. Photo: Felix Wong
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.