The Pratas Islands, or Dongsha Islands, in the South China Sea, where the activists had drifted after their boat ran out of fuel. Photo: CNA The Pratas Islands, or Dongsha Islands, in the South China Sea, where the activists had drifted after their boat ran out of fuel. Photo: CNA
The Pratas Islands, or Dongsha Islands, in the South China Sea, where the activists had drifted after their boat ran out of fuel. Photo: CNA

Hong Kong steps up maritime patrols amid reports of local activists being intercepted at sea while attempting to flee to Taiwan

  • Taiwanese newspaper reports five Hongkongers intercepted off coast in July, with incident kept under wraps because of thorny political implications
  • Allowing the group to stay may violate Beijing’s national security law, while extraditing them to Hong Kong would go against the pro-independence stance of ruling party

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
The Pratas Islands, or Dongsha Islands, in the South China Sea, where the activists had drifted after their boat ran out of fuel. Photo: CNA The Pratas Islands, or Dongsha Islands, in the South China Sea, where the activists had drifted after their boat ran out of fuel. Photo: CNA
The Pratas Islands, or Dongsha Islands, in the South China Sea, where the activists had drifted after their boat ran out of fuel. Photo: CNA
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