There have been wide-spread protests from quite some time in Hong Kong right now. In fact, the Hong Kong protests have entered its third month of protests. The protestors are demanding its government to drop the controversial extradition bill which has been postponed for now. Apart from that, the Hong Kong protestors also demand that there be an independent investigation into the brutality of the police on protestors and journalists.
However, these protests are not welcomed by the Chinese government at all. Beijing has repeatedly said that it is keeping an eye on the situation in Hong Kong. And it will take action if the condition gets worse. Apart from that, China also blames Taiwan for its support to Hong Kong protestors. The Government of China has said that Taiwan is providing support for the Hong Kong protestors.
President Tsai has now said that China should not blame Taiwan for the Hong Kong protests. Taiwan President also urges the Hong Kong government and Beijing to solve the civil unrest properly instead of blaming non-existent forces. She also added that “Let me reiterate that while Taiwan is deeply concerned, we will not interfere,”
“I advise [the Chinese authorities] not to blame nonexistent foreign forces for any deterioration, to engage in dialogue with the Hong Kong people, and to avoid errors in judgment that may cause future generations to look back on this episode with sadness and regret,” President Tsai said
Prior to this, President Tsai has repeatedly said that Taiwan supports the Hong Kong protests which have been met with protests by the Chinese government. Due to this reason, China has also stopped the individual tourist visa for Chinese citizens coming to Taiwan. This comments from President Tsai came during a meeting with Christopher Pyne, Australia’s former defence minister who is on a visit to meet Taiwanese officials and attend the 2019 Ketagalan Forum