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Taiwan rejects visas for 2 Hong Kong officials in diplomatic row

Tensions rise after Taipei criticizes security law imposed by Beijing

A man holds a placard that reads "Taiwan in solidarity with Hong Kong" as he demonstrates in support of Hong Kong protesters opposed to China's national security law in Paris on July 11.   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) -- The Hong Kong government said on Tuesday that Taiwan had rejected the visas of two of its officials, underscoring rising bilateral tensions after Taipei criticized a security law imposed on the financial hub by Beijing.

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