The world should support Hong Kong’s quest for universal suffrage
The views expressed herein are those of the writer and do not represent the opinions or editorial position of I-Witness News. Opinion pieces can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The News ran an article on Oct. 3, 2014 entitled “Hong Kong protests for democratic reforms”. Taiwan has been watching closely the development of the event in Hong Kong because of the cultural and geographical proximity. The government and people of Taiwan are of the position that the demands of Hong Kong people for democracy and universal suffrage are legitimate.
We hope that the mainland China and Hong Kong authorities can engage with the protestors through rational and peaceful dialogues and we also believe that Hong Kong’s long history of freedom and rule of law will guide this episode to a peaceful conclusion.
As freedom and democracy are universal values, we calls on people around the world to stand with the people of Hong Kong in their quest for universal suffrage.
Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan)