torsdag 25. juni 2020

Hong Kong protesters flee to Taiwan to continue China resistance

After fleeing to Taiwan from the frontlines of the Hong Kong protests, Ben suffered a recurrent nightmare for months: he dreamed his fellow protesters were being tortured by police, but he couldn’t help. Ten months on from seeking refuge in Taiwan, his feeling of helplessness has eased and his fighting spirit has returned. He is among dozens of former Hongkongers who are finding ways to resist Beijing from Taiwan.

Since October, Taiwan has quietly allowed dozens of protesters to stay on the island, and it is now offering support for Hongkongers to move to there when Beijing imposes the new national security law. Beijing says the law against subversion is necessary to deal with widespread anti-government unrest in Hong Kong, but critics say it is the final nail in the coffin of the former British colony’s disappearing freedoms.