陸委會:基於人道考量開放港人申請居留 | Taiwan open to Hong Kong people applying for residency: MAC

Mainland Affairs Council Spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng is seen in this file photo from Aug. 9, 2019, amid reports that Taiwan will give consideration to Hong Kong people who apply for residency in Taiwan under existing regulations. (NOWnews)
Mainland Affairs Council Spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng is seen in this file photo from Aug. 9, 2019, amid reports that Taiwan will give consideration to Hong Kong people who apply for residency in Taiwan under existing regulations. (NOWnews)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】陸委會週二表示,考慮到近日香港對示威群眾的暴力壓迫,台灣方面會給予申請台灣居留的港人特別考量。

Taiwan will give consideration to Hong Kong people who apply for residency in Taiwan under existing regulations, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Tuesday, amid the violent suppression of protests taking place in Hong Kong.

陸委會指出,考量與中國的關係,台灣現在管理港人入境的相關法律足以處理大部分申請居留的案例。

Taiwan’s law governing permits for Hong Kong residents entering Taiwan is capable of dealing with most applications for residency filed by Hong Kong people, said the MAC, which oversees relations with China.

陸委會發言人邱垂正說道,對於需要特殊協助的案例台灣會給予適當的考量,雖然目前並未收到這樣的申請。

Due consideration will be given if applicants need special assistance, although the MAC has not received any such requests, spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said.

邱垂正表示,依據人道考量及對人權的尊重,政府將提供個案協助,但並未說明是哪方面的協助。

“Based on our humanitarian spirit and respect for human rights, the government will provide assistance to specific individuals on a case-by-case basis,” the spokesman said, without specifying what kind of help might be available.

根據現行法律,在台灣讀書、有親戚在台灣、受雇於台灣政府或大學、有特殊技能或有特殊貢獻的香港居民可以申請居留台灣。

Under existing regulations, people from Hong Kong can apply for residency in Taiwan if they are studying in Taiwan, are related to Taiwan residents or employed by Taiwan’s governments or colleges, have special skills or have made a major contribution to Taiwan.

台灣人權促進會秘書長邱伊翎呼籲政府設立難民法,對尋求庇護者提供系統性的處理機制。

Taiwan Association for Human Rights Secretary-General Chiu E-ling (邱伊翎) urged the government to establish a refugee law covering asylum seekers that provides a systematic way to deal with their cases.

台權會主張,因為現行反覆無常的機制,來台灣尋求庇護非常困難。

The group has argued that Taiwan’s existing arbitrary system makes it very difficult for asylum seekers to find refuge in Taiwan.