News analysis

Taiwan's offer to take in HK residents measured; mass exodus unlikely

When Taiwan sets up a special office on July 1 to help distraught Hong Kong residents flee what they perceive to be Beijing's tightening grip in the city, the island's President Tsai Ing-wen knows the move would upset China - Hong Kong's political master and Taiwan's giant rival neighbour.

But she is not too worried.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2020, with the headline 'Taiwan's offer to take in HK residents measured; mass exodus unlikely'. Print Edition | Subscribe