Taiwan to ‘adjust’ Hong Kong workplace operations in ‘one China’ row

Taiwan says Hong Kong is demanding Taiwanese officers signal a ‘One China Commitment Letter’ to acquire work visas.

Taiwan’s authorities has mentioned it should “adjust” the operations of its workplace in Hong Kong after authorities there demanded that Taiwanese officers signal a doc supporting Beijing’s declare to Taiwan underneath its one-China coverage.

Hong Kong, which is Chinese-ruled, has turn out to be one other bone of competition between Taipei and Beijing, particularly after Taiwan lambasted a safety legislation China imposed on Hong Kong and commenced welcoming Hong Kong dissidents to the island.

In a press release on Sunday, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council mentioned that since July 2018 the Hong Kong authorities has “repeatedly set unreasonable political conditions for staff visas for our Hong Kong office, demanding the signing of a ‘One China Commitment Letter’”.

That has prevented employees for the workplace from staying there or taking over their posts, it added.

“Starting from June 21, the Hong Kong office will adjust its business handling method,” the council added, with out giving particulars, although it mentioned the workplace will preserve “necessary operations”.

Taiwanese employees is not going to signal any such “one China” letter, it added.

China sees democratically dominated Taiwan as a part of “one China” and has by no means renounced the usage of drive to deliver the island underneath its management.

Last month, Hong Kong suspended operations at its Taiwan consultant workplace, blaming Taipei’s “gross” interference in inner affairs, together with with its supply to help “violent” protesters, accusations Taiwan rejected.

Macau’s authorities adopted go well with on Wednesday, saying it might droop operations at its consultant workplace in Taiwan.


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