TAIPEI (The China Post) – Hong Kong security chief blamed Taiwan and the United States for fanning the flames of the Hong Kong protests, in a recent interview with the South China Morning Post.
In an interview published on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the mass movement against the now-withdrawn extradition bill, John Lee Ka-chiu (李家超) questioned whether the movement was losing sources of funding as “activists lacked new equipment.”
“The whole protests happened during the Taiwan [presidential] election. So there is interference by external forces during the hostile months [of protests] and I think we can see that,” Lee told the Hong Kong media.
He didn’t elaborate, however, on how Taiwan and U.S. authorities had fueled the protests and whether they were involved in funding.
Still, Lee considers that the meddling from the U.S. and Taiwan had “definitely” altered the course of the anti-government movement.