Why Taiwan’s welcome mat for Hongkongers is wearing thin

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Hong Kong Free Press

By Hilton Yip In the past three years since mass protests swept Hong Kong in 2019, Taiwan has been seen as a haven for those looking to flee the authorities or start afresh in a democratic society. With a government that had voiced support for the protests, a sympathetic civil society, and ethnic and cultural ties, it was not hard to see why. But recent developments in Taiwan may signal a marked shift in these supposedly friendly bonds. In late April, Taiwan said it would halt a planned scheme to loosen requirements for Hongkongers to apply for permanent residency, before announcing in May tha…

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