Chinese academic deported for breaching entry permit rules in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/12
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Chung Yu-chen

Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Visiting Chinese scholar Li Yi (李毅) was deported from Taiwan

Chinese scholar Li Yi (李毅)

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]

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