Taiwan warns citizens of Hong Kong risk after China law passed

Taiwan warns citizens of Hong Kong risk after China law passed | News | Al  Jazeera

Taiwan has warned its citizens they could be at risk if they visited Hong Kong and President Tsai Ing-wen expressed disappointment after China’s parliament passed controversial national security legislation that critics fear will severely curtail freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

The new law would “severely impact” freedom, democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, Taiwan’s cabinet said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the democratic island would continue to offer help to Hong Kong people.

“The government strongly condemns (the law) and reiterates its support for the people of Hong Kong as they strive for democracy and freedom,” cabinet spokesman Evian Ting said.

Authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong have said the legislation is aimed at a few “troublemakers” in Hong Kong and will not affect rights and freedoms.

source: aljazeera

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