HK student activist to meet with party officials in Taiwan Tuesday

09/02/2019 11:03 PM
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Joshua Wong (黃之鋒)/CNA file photo
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Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Hong Kong student activist and secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosistō Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) will arrive in Taiwan Tuesday to meet with top officials from the New Power Party (NPP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), as well as attend a discussion event in Taichung.

Wong will be joined by Hong Kong lawmaker Eddie Chu (朱凱迪) and Lester Shum (岑敖暉), former deputy secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS).

They will meet with NPP Chairman Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明), NPP Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) and NPP caucus director Chen Hui-min (陳惠敏) Tuesday afternoon to talk about the current situation in Hong Kong, as well as to exchange views with counterparts in Taiwan.

The three will also visit the DPP headquarters in Taipei, where they will hold a closed-door meeting with party Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰), Secretary-General Luo Wen-jia (羅文嘉) and Deputy Secretary-General Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆).

Under the invitation of the Light Foundation, founded by transportation minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍), Wong alongside Chu and Shum will join in on a discussion forum hosted by Lin Fei-fan Tuesday evening in Taichung.

Freddy Lim (林昶佐), who quit the NPP on Aug. 1, will also be at the event.

The three Hong Kong democracy activists will return to Taipei on Wednesday to take part in another democracy discussion organized by the Light Foundation to be held at the Mayor's Residence Art Salon in the evening.

(By Yeh Su-ping and Ko Lin)


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