Tang Yantao

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

After Expressing Support for Taiwan, Chinese YouTuber’s Mother Detained by Authorities

A Chinese YouTube vlogger who has in the past expressed support for Taiwanese democracy surnamed Liu reported last week that his mother has been detained by the National Security Bureau for over four days in his native Suzhou. The disappearance of Liu’s mother should be concerning, not only within Taiwan but to Chinese supporters of Taiwan—even if they live outside of China... Read More