News analysis

Taiwan's refuge offer to Hong Kong residents measured; mass exodus unlikely

Protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, on June 4, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING - When Taiwan sets up a special office on Wednesday (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 will upset China - Hong Kong's political master and Taiwan's giant rival neighbour.

But she is not too worried.

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