We have seen that the protests against Hong Kong’s extradition bill are not going to end anytime soon. There are wide protests over the bill in different parts of the world including Taiwan. Now, the Hong Kong students based in Taiwan has organized protests against the extradition bill and this is on the eve of G20 summit which is to draw attention of world leaders on the proposed bill.
Chiu E-ling who is the secretary-general of Taiwan Association for Human Rights says that “G20 leaders should condemn Beijing’s interference in Hong Kong’s freedom and rule of law during G20 meetings” and he also urges G20 leaders to express Chinese leader Xi Jinping about their deep concern due to declining human rights and democracy in Hong Kong.
Wu’erkaixi who was a student leader earlier at the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 has said that “Leaders around the world ought to be concerned about Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests and the deteriorating state of the territory’s press freedoms over the past two decades”. He was also there to speak in support of the rally and on behalf of the Reporters Without Borders.
He added that Hong Kong is World’s Hong Kong and is not a territory which was handed over by the UK to China. Now, these protests are strategically organized at a time when world leaders including US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping will gather at the G20 summit in Osaka Japan.
Also, this is amid the ongoing trade war between the US and China which does not look like ending anytime soon. The Hong Kong students in Taipei also expressed the concerns that had been shared by protestors in Hong Kong the day before. They said that leaders of the world should put pressure on China during the summit.