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Hong Kong protests

Taiwan opposition candidate backs Hong Kong full democracy

Han Kuo-yu of the Nationalist Party met reporters in Taipei Nov. 14.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- The China-friendly opposition candidate in Taiwan's upcoming presidential election is urging Hong Kong to adopt universal suffrage as the best way of stemming months of anti-government protests.

Han Kuo-yu (Hahn GWOH'-yoo) of the Nationalist Party told reporters Thursday that Taiwan stood as an example of how it was possible to transition to full democracy without major changes to national identity.

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