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Taiwan Envoy Exits Hong Kong After Refusing ‘One China’ Oath

  • Head of economic, cultural office fails to get visa renewed
  • Latest example of tighter enforcement of Beijing policies
Views of Hong Kong as China Law to Establish 'Red Lines' for the City, Adviser Says
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Taiwan’s top representative to Hong Kong returned home after refusing to sign a statement supporting the “one China” principle, the news site Up Media reported, in another example of the city’s tighter enforcement of Beijing’s policies.

Kao Ming-tsun, the acting head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong, returned to Taiwan on Thursday after Hong Kong authorities didn’t renew his visa, Up Media said, citing an unnamed official at the agency. The head of the office has been barred from formally taking up the post for two years because of visa-related issues.