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For Hong Kong students in Taiwan, islandís freedom and democracy appeal

Young Hongkongers living in Taipei say there is a Ďsense of crisisí over the extradition bill

More than 30 protesters have reportedly fled to the island, fearing they will be prosecuted, and another 30 are planning to do the same

Lawrence Chung

Published: 11:00am, 20 Jul, 2019

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3019403/hong-kong-students-taiwan-islands-freedom-and-democracy-appeal

Hongkongers studying in Taiwan who support the campaign against the cityís controversial extradition bill say moving to the self-ruled island permanently is an option Ė but it is not a decision they want to rush into.

They say the now-suspended bill has created a ďsense of crisisĒ, and they fear they could lose their freedoms if the Hong Kong government is forced to take tougher action against protesters.

Gary Cheung, 25, who is studying filmmaking at the National Taiwan University of Arts in Taipei, said he could understand Hong Kong protesters wanting to flee to the island.

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