As Taiwan also faces existential challenges from China, we see the value in standing in lockstep with the people of Hong Kong.
China’s use of authoritarian rule to trample on democracy and human rights proves that autocracy and democracy are incompatible, and if left unabated, China is on a path toward an inevitable ideological clash with the free world, writes Taiwan Representative Winston Wen-yi Chen. Flickr photograph by renfeng tang
As Hong Kongers face unparalleled uncertainty due to the fallout from China’s recent imposition of its national security law, they have turned to the world for support.
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