By: Chiu Chun-chin and Chung Yu-chen
Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Visiting Chinese scholar Li Yi (李毅) was deported from Taiwan
Friday morning because he was scheduled to make a public speech, which would have violated the terms of his entry permit, according to the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
Li was located at a hostel in Nantou in central Taiwan at 12:35 a.m. Friday and was deported on Flight CI-601 from Taoyuan International Airport to Hong Kong at 7:25 a.m., the NIA said.
Speaking about the matter, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) told reporters later in the day that Li’s deportation was justified and his visit was not welcomed in Taiwan.
Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌)
Entering Taiwan under the guise of sightseeing to advocate unifying Taiwan with China by means of force is “worse than terrorism,” Su said. [FULL STORY]