5 Hong Kong Protesters Seized by Taiwan Gov't|媒體人鐘聖雄稱助5港人來台 卻遭政府扣人
Media personality Chong Sheng-hsiung claimed that he helped bring five protestors from Hong Kong to Taiwan, and has criticized the Taiwanese government for having detained them. The Mainland Affairs Council neither denied nor confirmed the situation, however Premier Su Tseng-chang said that providing tangible assistance to these HonKongers is the top priority.
Media personality Chong Sheng-hsiung claimed, in a Facebook post, that he helped to bring five protestors from Hong Kong to Taiwan, and has since criticized the ruling DPP for having detained them.
Chong's statement has attracted much attention. The Mainland Affairs Council has neither confirmed nor denied the situation. And Premier Su Tseng-chang said that the top priority is to provide tangible assistance.
People from all walks of life have different opinions on the matter. I believe they all feel similarly. And I cannot disclose anything regarding providing assistance to these Hong Kong protesters. I hope we can all agree that the top priority is to provide tangible assistance.
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that the criminals who have fled to Taiwan have committed heavy crimes and that the Taiwan government should detain them. According to reports from Radio Television Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Security Bureau said it has never received any information from Taiwan regarding the criminals. The bureau also reportedly said that all legal institutions should engage in collaboration and has called on Taiwan not to shelter criminals from Hong Kong and return them. Last year, when the Taiwanese government called on its Hong Kong counterpart to assist with the legal proceeding on Chen Tong-kai, a Hong Kong man who admitted to have committed murder in Taiwan, the request was turned down. Taiwan-based Hong Kong professor Leung Man-to said that Hong Kong and Taiwan have not established any collaborative legal mechanism and the two sides should work on the matter.
The problem is that there is no collaborative legal mechanism between Taiwan and Hong Kong. Taiwan has never had a mechanism, like its so-called "political asylum" that the five people in question are currently in Taiwan. Taiwan really hasn't actively engaged in anything to help Hong Kong deal with them.
Taiwan's government has claimed that it will support Hong Kong and the government accepts those who come to Taiwan through legal venues. Chong Sheng-hsiung's latest statement has indirectly proved that the some Hongkongers could come to Taiwan through under-the-counter venues. After the Hong Kong national security law was put in place, some in Hong Kong have called on people not to share, respond or comment on people who try to flee the area or it could cause unnecessary troubles.