DANCER DEPORTED:New Power Party Legislator Freddy Lim said that unless there is evidence that proves otherwise, the incident shows China is targeting Taiwanese
Date: Apr 20, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Several lawmakers yesterday blasted China over a decision by customs officials in Macau to deny entry to a Taiwanese woman because her passport had a sticker on it that read: “Taiwan is my country.”
The Chinese-language Apple Daily reported that the woman, surnamed Su (蘇), is a dancer who arrived in Macau on Thursday last week with the rest of her dance troupe for performances there on Friday and Saturday.
The report said that after seeing the sticker on the back cover of her passport, Macau customs officials took Su into a small room for questioning, during which they allegedly told her: “You are asking for trouble by challenging China’s authority.”
Su was denied entry on the grounds that “the authenticity of [her] travel document is questionable,” causing her to face possible compensation claims from her agency due to her failure to take part in the planned performances, the report said. [FULL STORY]