Mr. Lam, the manager of the Causeway Bay bookstore, questioned the fact that the Government of the Republic of China, which says it wants to help Hong Kong people, has raised the bar for investment immigrants. He called on Tsai’s government to restore the old system from a humane perspective. The Mainland Affairs Council told RADIO Free Asia that in the past the government raised the threshold only when up to 70 per cent of cases were “fake investments, real migrants”. As for how to help young People in Hong Kong go to Taiwan for schooling, employment, entrepreneurship and investment, the inter-ministerial Committee is discussing a “green channel”.
The ministry of economic affairs TouShenHui correction in March 5 “plan for Hong Kong and macau residents to invest for residence or settled in the investment schedule in Taiwan”, “from the original” in Taiwan investment of six million yuan of above t open or take a stake in the company “, to “must employ at least two Taiwanese employees”, and from the original “continuously for over a year to citizenship” raised for “run at least three years” conditions.
“The Government of the Republic of China, while saying it wants to help Hong Kongers, is raising the bar,” says Lin Rongji, a Hong Kong expatriate who runs the Zhongshan Causeway Bay Bookstore in Taipei. “There is a contradiction.”
Lam wing-kee criticized Tsai’s government for raising the threshold for investment immigration while saying it would help Hong Kong people
‘Many People in Hong Kong have been persecuted for participating in the protest movement, and they want their spouses or families to immigrate to Taiwan as investors,’ Mr. Lam said. ‘If you have to hire Taiwanese staff to set up a shop, the cost will be higher.
Qiu Chuancheng, deputy chairman of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Committee, told RADIO Free Asia on December 15 that in the past, many immigration companies have dealt with “fake investment and real immigration”. “Is it normal to withdraw investment after 70 percent of the people settle down?”
The Mainland Affairs Council stressed that “fake investment and real immigration” not only caused injustice to real applicants for investment immigration, but also violated the policy’s intention to strengthen Taiwan’s economic development through investment. The new examination requirement is to implement the “substantial investment” and comply with the “investment, residence and settlement” system intention, to solve the disadvantages, not to add restrictions.
Qiu Chuizheng, Deputy Chair of the Mainland Affairs Council. (Photo taken by journalist Li Zonghan)
Land appoint: 70% get identity to withdraw fund
In response to Lam’s call to think “humanely” about the conditions for investment immigration, Yau said there are 16 channels under which Hong Kongers can apply for a residence permit in Taiwan. The Inter-ministerial Conference is considering relaxing the “green passage” for Young Hong Kong people to visit Taiwan.
Patrick YAU: “Mr. Lam may be a little confused. He may be in a hurry because there may be some risks for Hong Kong people because of political factors. We have to help them. Of course, for a whole generation of Hong Kong young people, we will also actively assist them. Therefore, we will provide some preferential and convenient measures for young Hong Kong people to invest, find jobs and start businesses in Taiwan in the future.
The Mainland Affairs Council said that the Council has also drafted a draft amendment to the Law on Foreign Talents, which will simplify the application procedures for Hong Kong residents and foreigners, and improve their health care and other related needs. The draft amendment will be submitted to the Executive Yuan for review and approval by the Legislative Yuan.
Taiwan has approved a record 7,000 Hong Kong residents to apply for residence in 10 months this year
Mr Yau said his OFFICE had assisted more than 1,700 consultations in the past five months.
“More than 7,000 applications for residence have been approved this year, a record high and the number of cases has exploded,” Yau said.
According to Taiwan Immigration Bureau, last year 5,858 Hong Kong residents were approved to apply for residence. This year, from January to October alone, 7,474 were approved. Both the number of residence applications and the number of residence permits increased significantly.
“The situation in Hong Kong was not the same as it is now,” Mr. Lam said. “I can’t say how it was. Hong Kong has changed a lot in the last year. As for the fear that too much relaxation could lead to espionage? “I understand that, but after all, Taiwan is a very good place for civic education,” says Mr Lam. “If you really want to come and destroy Taiwan, there’s not much you can do.”
The Hong Kong/Taiwan Service Exchange Office was set up in July. (Photo taken by journalist Li Zonghan)
Green committee: illegal Hong Kong people destroy the original spirit of the system
Liu Shifang, a legislator from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), told RADIO Free Asia that Taiwan welcomes Hong Kong people to invest in the island, and that the government’s decision to raise the threshold is not the same as a humanitarian aid program, and that the decision to raise the threshold from one year to three years is justified.
“When he [the immigrant investor] came to Taiwan, we wanted him to stay for three years and withdraw his investment after one year,” Says Mr Liu. “What’s the reason for that? Also very strange, since he is leaving From Hong Kong, and do not want to stay in Taiwan, he will go to other countries? So with Taiwan, if we give you an identity, do we just let you get a Taiwanese identity and want to get another identity?”
Mr Liu said that if there were difficulties in the case, complaints should be communicated to the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Mainland Affairs Council or legislators.
Lawyer Samp, a Political commentator in Hong Kong who has emigrated to Taiwan, told RADIO Free Asia that the government of the Republic of China is making it more difficult for investors to immigrate. Although the details are debatable, the original intention is reasonable. He expects the threshold for investment immigration from Hong Kong to Taiwan to be tightened as the number of arrivals increases, in order to safeguard the fundamental interests of the 23.6 million Taiwanese.
The red flag of Taiwan was once seen in the streets of Hong Kong during the anti-China movement.
Samp: There must be a balance between humanitarian and democratic defense
‘Gang’ and ‘infiltration’ are probably two sides of the same coin, ‘Mr. Samp asks.’ Are Hong Kong people who have the money to invest and immigrate to Taiwan really not being carefully screened and vetted? ‘
Thumper said, “Can you come if you have money? Rich Hong Kongers can come, and that’s a scary concept, because a lot of these people, they are supporters of the Chinese Communist Party, even their people, they have a lot of money, so do you want them to come? So you have to have a national security review, you have to have a threshold that is favorable to Taiwan, you have to hire Taiwanese, you have to promote local employment, which I think is a reasonable requirement. It is not a wishful thinking to think that the People of Hong Kong have this need. Taiwan has to help on a humanitarian basis. I think there has to be a balance between humanitarian and democratic defence.
Mr Samp recommends excluding the entire family of Hong Kong police officers, their immediate family members and those who have had an employment or business relationship with the Hong Kong government and the Communist party within a decade, and blue silk. The industrial scope should standardize the industrial chain without Chinese manufacturing factors, and encourage the public welfare orientation of human rights to help support the vulnerable people in Taiwan or Hong Kong, whether they have human rights or not.
Samp noted that the GOVERNMENT of the Republic of China has rigid and bureaucratic places, but the current five officials to review more than 5,000 cases, the slow pace is understandable, if the threshold is lowered, will increase the difficulty of the review. He has seen many unsuccessful applications and has heard people complain about the slow process, but it is hard not to hear them. Samp believes that the requirements for Hong Kong investors to immigrate to Taiwan are still much more lenient than those for foreigners to immigrate to Taiwan, and Taiwan offers this kind of convenience, which is unparalleled in the world.
Samp believes that the requirement of physical stores and industry relevance should be eliminated. Many bankers or teachers invest in Taiwan, and it is really difficult to do the same industry.
Samp believes that investment immigration is more important to consolidate employment. For example, if Hong Kong people can adopt the mode of joint venture, five investors can jointly hire ten Taiwanese, and after three years, the money they make will be sustainable, which is better than if one person loses 6 million and three years of life, and the hired Taiwanese have to be sent away. Samp believes that asking the ROC government to relax residence conditions for Hong Kong residents should be beneficial to both Taiwan and Hong Kong residents, so as to attract aspiring people to work together to safeguard Taiwan’s freedom and democracy.