Hong Kong protesters have been sourcing gas masks in Taipei after supplies were exhausted at home: Photo: Lawrence Chung

Gas mask sales soar in Taiwan as Hong Kong protesters seek fresh supplies

  • Shops in Taipei start running out of stock and could wait months to get more
  • Church collects donated equipment to send to ‘those in need’ in Hong Kong
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong protesters have been sourcing gas masks in Taipei after supplies were exhausted at home: Photo: Lawrence Chung
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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.