The president of Taiwan has expressed her disappointed with China’s enactment of a national security law for Hong Kong, stating that Beijing failed to keep its word to respect the economic and administrative systems that made the city-state into a financial powerhouse.
President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that under Beijing’s “one country, two systems” policy, Hong Kong was promised it would enjoy the rights and freedoms of a semi-autonomous region for 50 years following the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule in 1997.
Speaking in Taipei, Tsai said the Chinese move proved Beijing’s “one country, two systems” framework is impossible to realize, signaling the democratic island’s reasoning for its reluctance to rejoin the mainland.
Tsai said Taiwan will continue to support Hong Kong people’s quest for freedom and rights, adding the self-ruled island intends to provide humanitarian support to Hong Kong people. (Source: Mainichi Japan)