Visa denials due to cooling China ties: academics

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 08, 2017
By: Jake Chung  /  Staff writer, with CNA

Multiple denials of entry into China or Hong Kong over the past three years, including

Wang Hsin-hsien, left, a professor in National Chengchi University’s Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, yesterday speaks at a conference at the university in Taipei.  Photo: Chung Li-hua, Taipei Times

that of General Association of Chinese Culture deputy secretary-general Chang Tieh-chih (張鐵志) on Wednesday, indicate that China is reluctant to encourage Taiwanese hopes that unofficial channels are still “going strong,” academics said at a seminar at National Chengchi University (NCCU) yesterday.

Chang, who was on his way to attend the annual Four Cities Forum in Hong Kong, was denied entry to the territory after being told that his Hong Kong identity card had expired.

Chang obtained the card in 2013 when serving as editor-in-chief for City Magazine, a Hong Kong publication.    [FULL  STORY]

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