Huang Yan

Swift Action from the Tsai Administration Needed Regarding Hong Kong Asylum Seekers

Taiwan's lack of any formal asylum policy—with no formalized process for processing applications by asylum seekers—is likely to be tested in the near future, with the Apple Daily reporting that thirty Hong Kong protesters have fled to Taiwan in the aftermath of the attempted occupation of LegCo on July 1st. According to the Apple Daily, another wave of more than thirty Hong Kong protesters are considering fleeing to Taiwan in the near future.... Read More

Taiwan’s Refugee Policies Under Scrutiny Again After Chinese Student Seeks Asylum

The Tsai administration's refugee policies toward Chinese asylum seekers are in the spotlight again after a Chinese student requested political asylum in Taiwan after making public criticisms of Chinese president Xi Jinping on a livestream and social media. The student in question, Li Jiabao, is currently a student at the Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science in Tainan... Read More

Chinese Asylum Seekers Stranded for Over One Hundred Days in Taoyuan International Airport

Two Chinese dissidents attempting to seek asylum in Taiwan have now been stranded in Taoyuan International Airport for over one hundred days now, with the Taiwanese government apparently remaining undecided about whether to grant them asylum or not. However, in reality, the Taiwanese government is very likely hoping that both will eventually tire of waiting and return to China, in spite of the fact that they may face jail, torture, or death if they do so... Read More

Taiwan Should Open Its Doors To Refugees, Chinese Or Otherwise

It proves a disgraceful fact that Taiwan does little to help human rights activists and political dissidents internationally in need of safe harbor, even under a DPP administration. This has been raised in the news lately after Chinese human rights activist Huang Yan, who has been granted political refugee status by the UN, fled to Taiwan seeking asylum. Huang has been granted three month stay in Taiwan, after which she will have to move elsewhere... Read More