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[Will Hong Kong Unrest Affect Politics in Taiwan?] - [VOA - Voice of America English News]

10/19/2014

Will Hong Kong Unrest Affect Politics in Taiwan?

Police use pepper spray as they clash w ith prodemocracy protesters at an area near the government
headquarters building in Hong Kong early October 16,
2014.

Will Unrest in Hong Kong Affect Elections
in Taiwan?
Voters in Taiwan are preparing to choose to vote in local elections that may be partly shaped by protests in Hong
Kong. As the election gets closer, leaders of both of the country’s main political parties are being pressured to
strongly support democracy activists in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong protestors are angry that China will not permit a fully open election for the territory’s leader and
legislature. China says a nominating group will choose the candidates for chief executive. That group has many
members who are loyal to China.
China took control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997. It placed the territory under its “one country, two systems”
form of government. China promised Hong Kong that it would have control of its economic and political systems for
50 years.
Wu Mei-hung is the deputy minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council. She says the moves by China in Hong
Kong worry many Taiwanese.
She says her office and the people of Taiwan support the people of Hong Kong in their efforts to choose their own
leader. She says her office hopes the Hong Kong government and leaders in mainland China can use wisdom,
acceptance of different opinions, talks and other peaceful methods to reach an agreement.
Late last month, hundreds of activists gathered in Taiwan’s capital Taipei in support of the pro-democracy activists in
Hong Kong.
Political science experts say the Taiwanese are closely watching the way China is dealing with Hong Kong. Experts
say the Taiwanese worry that China would suppress democracy in their nation if the two countries were unified.
Democracy has grown strong in Taiwan since the end of martial law in 1987.
Lai I-chung is the vice president of the research group Taiwan Think Tank. He says Taiwanese think differently of
Hong Kong now that Communist China has taken control of the territory from Britain.
“I think they’re now looking at Hong Kong as a place that’s already a Chinese territory. Since Taiwan has been
democratized and Hong Kong is reverting back to China, Hong Kong is no longer presented as a new place for hope
or place for modernity, not a place Taiwan would like to learn from.”
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