Since the mid-2010s, mutual support between the democracy movements in Taiwan and Hong Kong has been considerably strengthened. Both communities feel the pressures from Beijing and its tendency to dictate policies without consideration for the local public opinions. Lobbying efforts on the part of Taiwan and Hong Kong in the international community tend to be mutually reinforcing too.
When Hong Kong people launched a new wave of emigration at the end of the last decade, Taiwan was a preferred destination because of its socioeconomic environment and existing policy. However, the actual tightening of the relevant processes has given rise to some resentment among Hong Kong residents in Taiwan, while the Taiwan authorities naturally have their security concerns.