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Hong Kong temporarily suspends operations at representative office in Taiwan

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s representative office in Taiwan has temporarily suspended operations, a Hong Kong government spokesperson said on Tuesday, adding only that the decision was not related to the rise in coronavirus cases there. Tensions between the Beijing-backed Hong Kong government and Taiwan have risen since pro-democracy protests erupted in Hong Kong in 2019 and China imposed a sweeping national security law last year to quell the unrest, prompting many activists to leave the city. Taipei has criticised the law and opened a local office to help people who may want to leave H…

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