The major newspapers in Hong Kong reported on the front page on the 12th that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected with a record high number of votes in the presidential election on the 11th.
Hong Kong’s “Sing Pao” stated on the front page that “Taiwan and Hong Kong youth make history”; the newspaper believes that the victory of the DPP “benefited from Hong Kong’s anti-revision demonstrations”, especially young voters almost fully supported the DPP.
“Apple Daily” mentioned that after Tsai Ing-wen won the election, he specifically mentioned that “Hong Kong friends will be happy”. The report stated that Tsai Ing-wen was “under the influence of Hong Kong’s anti-transmission movement” and was successfully re-elected as president of Taiwan. The report said that on the night of the ballot counting, some people in the crowd watching the counting of votes outside the DPP election headquarters held up a banner of “Recover Hong Kong, Revolution of the Times”, and some people chanted the slogan “Come on Hong Kong” from time to time.
Many commentators believe that Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election would be much more difficult if it were not for the influence of Hong Kong’s anti-profit struggle.
Hong Kong people, especially those who participated in the anti-profit protest, paid great attention to this Taiwan election. Before the Taiwan election, a Hong Kong citizen posted a large portrait of Tsai Ing-wen on the Lennon Wall in Kwai Fong to express their concern about the Taiwan election. And I hope that Tsai Ing-wen will be re-elected successfully. The portrait consists of more than 16,000 post-it notes, but the portrait was removed on the morning of the 11th.
After Taiwan began to ban national canvassing on election day, some Hong Kong netizens called for relay canvassing for Tsai Ing-wen and canvassing votes on different fan pages on the Internet.
Democrats in Hong Kong also expressed their reaction to the results of the Taiwan election.
Huang Zhifeng, Secretary-General of Hong Kong Zhongzhi, wrote an article “Wish, Taiwan Today, Hong Kong Tomorrow” on Facebook. Huang Zhifeng said: “When I visited Taiwan in September last year, I actually didn’t want to continue to say’Hong Kong today, Taiwan tomorrow’. It is a presumption that it is assumed that Taiwan is destined to only have a tragic result, but very much hopes to move towards’Taiwan today. Tomorrow’s Hong Kong’s direction is to move forward, and together we will come to the realm of democracy.”
Huang Zhifeng also stated that the people of Taiwan have defended their freedom and sovereignty with votes, and that they have also guaranteed the temporary safety of Hong Kong people in exile in Taiwan.
Liang Jiajie, chairman of the Hong Kong Civic Party and former legislator, posted his speech in an interview with the media on his Facebook page. He believes that Tsai Ying’s re-election is an important factor. Hong Kong’s anti-repair is an important factor. This movement not only awakens Hong Kong people, but also Taiwanese people, because Taiwanese have deep reflections after seeing China’s actions in Hong Kong. It is unbearable to be afraid of the price to pay for these values after losing freedom and human rights. He also expressed the hope that Tsai Ing-wen can pay more attention to the situation in Hong Kong and sympathize with Hong Kong protesters who fled to Taiwan.
The Hong Kong protest group “civilian press conference” said to Tsai Ing-wen’s victory that “the people of Taiwan have embarked on the road where sovereignty rests with the people and rejects totalitarianism at the crossroads. As fellow people, Hong Kong people are excited for Taiwan’s triumphant victory on the road to democracy. “
The private press conference also expressed concern about the safety of Hong Kong people in exile in Taiwan.
According to information from the Immigration Department of Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior, since the Hong Kong Anti-Send China Movement last June, the number of Hong Kongers applying to immigrate to Taiwan has increased; in October, for example, an average of 40 Hong Kongers immigrated to Taiwan every day.
In addition, a longevity commentary program called “City Forum” on Radio Hong Kong discussed the results of Taiwan’s election on the 12th. One of the guests participating in the discussion, Ruan Jihong, a member of the Hong Kong pro-Beijing political party DAB and media person, believed that although Tsai Ing-wen won the election, Only because the rate of votes has not increased significantly, she also questioned her selective selection of materials, merged some scenes in the Hong Kong anti-repair incident, and created issues for herself through extreme scenes.
However, another guest at the same scene, Li Yi, a senior media person, retorted that incidents in Hong Kong in the past six months included the incident of suspected gangsters attacking citizens indiscriminately on July 21, the incident of police rushing into the MTR carriages and beating citizens on August 31, and police protests. The scenes such as the brutal beating are not selected materials and scenes created by Hong Kong, but Hong Kong has demonstrated to the world what is meant by “one country, two systems.” At the same time, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed last year that the two sides of the strait must implement “one country, two systems” for peaceful reunification, and Not giving up on the use of military force in Taiwan and other remarks, making the Hong Kong issue affect Taiwan’s election. As for Tsai Ing-wen’s lack of a substantial increase in votes, he believes that it has something to do with the DPP’s failure in economic issues in the past and annuity reform.
Another guest present, Guan Zhongran, a lecturer in politics and international relations at Hong Kong Baptist University, believed that a number of factors made this Taiwan election indirectly a referendum on “one country, two systems”, including Han Guoyu and the director of the Hong Kong Central Liaison Office. Meeting event. The candidates and voters in the election have indicated that they do not accept the relevant system. He believes that Tsai Ing-wen has been authorized by the voters to respond clearly to the issue of “one country, two systems” and Hong Kong in the future, and “not accepting one country, two systems” seems to have become the greatest common divisor for the people of Taiwan.