Universities open doors to students fleeing Hong Kong

University students fleeing campus turmoil in Hong Kong can attend lectures at colleges in Taiwan to continue their studies, the island’s Ministry of Education said last Wednesday, write Kinling Lo and Lawrence Chung for the South China Morning Post.

“Regardless of whether they are from Taiwan or not, university students in Hong Kong whose studies have been interrupted by the protests in Hong Kong are welcome to register with a number of our universities here if they want to continue their studies,” the ministry said.

The offer follows a week of confrontations at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in an escalation of anti-government protests marked by tear gas, rubber bullets and petrol bombs. Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said recently that it was expecting 284 of the island’s 1,021 students studying at Hong Kong universities to return home.
Full report on the South China Morning Post site