Hong Kong pro-independence activist calls China 'Nazi state'

09/29/2019 05:37 PM
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Andy Chan
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Andy Chan

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) A Hong Kong pro-independence political activist used the term "Chinazi" Sunday to describe China and asked Taiwan to side with the Hong Kong protesters.

Andy Chan (陳浩天), former convener of the banned Hong Kong National Party, arrived in Taiwan Friday to take part in Sunday's pro-Hong Kong demonstration.

Chan was arrested and charged in Hong Kong in August in relation to the pro-democracy rallies. He was released on bail.

In his speech titled "Taiwan-Hong Kong alliance against Chinazi" at a luncheon in Taipei held by several pro-independence organizations, Chan described China as a Nazi state due to its extreme nationalism, racism, military coercion of neighboring countries and the operation of concentration camps set up by the Chinese authorities.

With the help of modern technology, China has turned into a threat that is even worse than that of Nazi Germany, Chan said, citing recent death sentences meted out to two Uighur academics and the plight of a group of Uighur people who have been sent to what Chan described as concentration camps.

Chan also mentioned a detention center in San Uk Ling, close to the Chinese City of Shenzhen, in which he claimed people are tortured and raped, including minors.

"Do Taiwanese people want this?" Chan asked his audience and warned that what happened in Hong Kong could happen in Taiwan.

Chan went on to say that people who believe in the "one country, two systems" framework proposed by China for Hong Kong, Macau and even Taiwan are either the spies for Communist China or just naive.

He urged the Taiwan government not to allow entry to Taiwan by the Hong Kong police, their relatives and members of "spy organizations" such as the Chinese Students and Scholars Association because this will undermine Taiwan's safety.

(By Ku Chuan and Emerson Lim)


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