Chinese coastguard patrols and Hong Kong authorities are stepping up patrols to prevent Hong Kong activists fleeing to Taiwan illegally by boat, says a Taiwanese journalist. Photo: AFP / Japan Coastguard Chinese coastguard patrols and Hong Kong authorities are stepping up patrols to prevent Hong Kong activists fleeing to Taiwan illegally by boat, says a Taiwanese journalist. Photo: AFP / Japan Coastguard
Chinese coastguard patrols and Hong Kong authorities are stepping up patrols to prevent Hong Kong activists fleeing to Taiwan illegally by boat, says a Taiwanese journalist. Photo: AFP / Japan Coastguard

Escape options for Hong Kong activists limited after mainland China cracks down on sea routes to Taiwan

  • Fleeing to the self-ruled island by speedboat or as a stowaway has become more dicey for Hongkongers seeking asylum
  • Taiwan has a special office to help Hongkongers seeking to relocate to Taiwan – but only by legal means

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Chinese coastguard patrols and Hong Kong authorities are stepping up patrols to prevent Hong Kong activists fleeing to Taiwan illegally by boat, says a Taiwanese journalist. Photo: AFP / Japan Coastguard Chinese coastguard patrols and Hong Kong authorities are stepping up patrols to prevent Hong Kong activists fleeing to Taiwan illegally by boat, says a Taiwanese journalist. Photo: AFP / Japan Coastguard
Chinese coastguard patrols and Hong Kong authorities are stepping up patrols to prevent Hong Kong activists fleeing to Taiwan illegally by boat, says a Taiwanese journalist. Photo: AFP / Japan Coastguard
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