Taiwan warns citizens of risks in Hong Kong visits after China passes security law

by Reuters
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 03:39 GMT

TAIPEI, June 30 (Reuters) - The Taiwan government on Tuesday warned its citizens of risks in visiting Hong Kong, hours after China's parliament passed national security legislation for the Chinese-ruled city.

The new law would "severely impact" freedom, democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, Taiwan's cabinet said in a statement, adding that the democratic island would continue to offer help to Hong Kong citizens.

The security legislation imposed on Hong Kong sets the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule almost exactly 23 years ago.

(Reporting By Yimou Lee and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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