Taiwan to open office next month for Hong Kong asylum seekers and migrants

Published (HKT): 2020.06.19 07:55

Taiwan will establish a new office on July 1 dedicated to helping Hong Kongers who are fleeing political persecution to settle down in the self-ruled island, a top official in charge of relations with mainland China says.

Chen Ming-tong, Minister for the Mainland Affairs Council, made the announcement on Thursday but shed no light on the mechanism to assess asylum claims or whether the Taiwanese government would consider amending existing laws to offer better protection.

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