HK student leader says Taiwan’s asylum policy disappointing

Hong Kong Baptist University student leader charges DPP with taking advantage of situation to get votes

Keith Fong, the first from right (Eat News photo)

Keith Fong, the first from right (Eat News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong Baptist University student union president Keith Fong (方仲賢) has torn into Taiwan's asylum law for not doing enough to help the city's protestors, according to an Eat News tweet on Sunday (Dec. 8).

He was among several Hong Kong student group leaders to have expressed dissatisfaction at Taiwan’s regulations on Hong Kong and Macau. Fong believes the laws as they stand fail to address the needs of protesters from the two areas who seek aid or asylum.

Fong wrote a Facebook post to vent his disappointment and said the President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration's offer of assistance and protection through the Act Governing Relations with Hong Kong and Macao was inadequate, the Eat News tweet said. He also blasted Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for doing nothing to help Hongkongers but take advantage of the situation to win votes.