Regarding the newly-passed Hong Kong National Security Law, Legislative Speaker Yu Shyi-kun condemned China for breaking its promise of Hong Kong's autonomy. He urged the legislators to amend the law to assist Hong Kong people while Premier Su Tseng-chang says a task force should be formed instead of providing humanitarian aid.
The Legislative Yuan issued a joint statement on the 29th expressing "strong regret" and condemnation after China passed the Hong Kong National Security Law.
The Hong Kong National Security Law severely damages China's promise of 50 years of unchanging high autonomy to Hong Kong. The members of the Legislative Yuan are very concerned and express strong regret and severe condemnation.
The statement called on the Mainland Affairs Council to issue a quarterly report evaluating the independence of Hong Kong's government, economy and society. While lawmakers want to amend Article 18 of the Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong and Macao Affairs to provide asylum to Hong Kong citizens, Premier Su Tseng-chang says he and President Tsai Ing-wen find this unnecessary and they will instead form a humanitarian aid task force.
If the situation in Hong Kong changes, the Mainland Affairs Council can ask an Executive Yuan task force to take action. This is how we plan to proceed. There is no need to revise the Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong and Macao Affairs.
Su also condemned China for breaking its 50-year, "one country, two systems" promise and claimed this is proof that the "one country, two systems" consensus between China and the Kuomintang is a lie.
Some lawmakers have formed a cross-party association to consolidate support for Hong Kong.
This lets the people of Taiwan understand more clearly the true nature of "one country, two systems." Taiwan is the democratic fortress of Asia. It will do everything it can to stand with the people of Hong Kong.
There are some people that we hope the government can use house arrest sanctions on so that the won't allowed to come to Taiwan. For example, some police officers or government officials that have oppressed Hong Kong citizens, or people that have been influenced by Chinese capital.
With Hong Kong's status quo changing, Hong Kong youths thanked Taiwan for standing with them and said they support Tsai's proposal of humanitarian aid. However, they also called for strict reviews of applicant qualifications so that aid isn't granted to people who are only looking to take advantage.