Taiwan Opens New Hong Kong Service Office|台港服務交流辦公室 今正式揭牌營運


Taiwan's government is determined to support Hong Kong by establishing a Taiwan-Hong Kong service and exchange office on July 1. Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council Chair Katharine Chang said the law was like one enacted by a heavenly emperor to the world, while Premier Su Tseng-chang called it a very horrific piece of legislation.


Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chen Ming-tong and Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council Chair Katharine Chang unveil the plaque of the new Taiwan-Hong Kong service and exchange office on July 1. Chen says this is an important milestone in Taiwan's government's support of Hong Kong in the post-National Security Law era.

(Today is) the first day of the office's operations. It is also an important milestone for the government as it demonstrates its concrete support of Hong Kong democracy and freedom.

Through the opening of the office, we want to show everyone that we stand with Hong Kong people. After all, we are fighting together for the universal value of freedom and democracy.

The office has a staff of around 20 and is headed by Office of Hong Kong Affairs and Macao Affairs Director Du Jia-fen with Office of Hong Kong Affairs and Macao Affairs Special Commissioner You Bi-ru as her deputy. President Tsai Ing-wen wrote on Facebook that Hong Kong citizens will be given the greatest of support by Taiwan. Chen, meanwhile, said the law affects not just Hong Kong and Taiwan, but the entire world.

This is a decree issued by a heavenly emperor to the people of the world. This law doesn't just affect Hong Kong or Taiwan. The entire world must pay close attention. With this kind of law in existence, we truly have to face it with gravity.

This is an extremely horrific piece of legislation. The PRC government is showing its true colors. It is using this kind of legislative mean -- one the entire world has never seen before -- to control the entire world.

Premier Su Tseng-chang used the opportunity to condemn China, saying this "horrific" piece of legislation targets not just Hong Kong citizens, but Taiwanese people as well. Su said China breaks its promises and only countries with total sovereignty can avoid Hong Kong's fate.



陸委會主委陳明通、台港經濟文化策進會董事長張小月共同揭牌,宣布「台港服務交流辦公室」7月1日正式開始營運,在中國宣布港版國安法正式實施後,陳明通認為,這是一個政府撐香港的重要里程碑。

陸委會主委 陳明通表示:「(今天是)正式營運的日子,也是政府進一步實踐,撐香港、民主、自由的重要里程碑。」

台港經濟文化策進會董事長 張小月表示:「透過辦公室成立,我們想彰顯的,就是我們跟香港人,我們是站在一起的,因為所堅持的,是一種自由、民主的普世價值。」

約有20人左右規模的台港服務交流辦公室,主任由港澳處處長杜嘉芬接任,副主任為港澳處專門委員游璧如擔任,設置專人,專線,提供香港人諮詢,總統蔡英文也在臉書發文強調,將不分政府民間,給予香港人最大的支持。由於港版國安法的規範範圍十分廣泛,陳明通認為,不只針對香港或台灣,全世界的人都必須關注。

陸委會主委 陳明通表示:「天朝帝國,對世界子民發出的律令,這個法已經不是香港,也不是台灣,是全世界都必須關注的,有這樣一個法律出來,我們真的是必須嚴肅的面對。」

行政院長 蘇貞昌表示:「這是一個很恐怖的立法,中國政府露出這樣的真面目,用這樣全世界沒看過的這種立法手段,可以中國自己立法,管全世界的人。」

行政院長蘇貞昌痛批中國,同時強調,這個恐怖立法不是只有對香港人而已,還呼籲國人,藉此更看清中國的承諾根本不算數,只有擁有國家完整的主權,才不會像香港人現在面臨的狀況。

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