Chinese asylum seeker now in Canada

LIMBO ENDED: Liu Xinglian arrived in Vancouver on Saturday, more than nine months after he and Yan Kefen sought asylum in Taiwan after arriving on a flight from Bangkok

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 22, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Liu Xinglian (劉興聯), a Chinese national who spent months at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport after arriving for a transit stop and then seeking asylum, arrived in Canada on Saturday, his Taiwanese guarantor said yesterday.

Liu left Taiwan on a China Airlines flight at 11:35pm on Saturday and arrived in Vancouver at about 8pm, said Tseng Chien-yuan (曾建元), chairman of the New School For Democracy, a non-governmental organization founded in 2011 that promotes democracy in the Chinese-speaking world.

Exiled Chinese poet Bei Ling (貝嶺), who lives in Taiwan, yesterday wrote on Facebook that Liu was escorted onto the flight by immigration officers.

He was able to travel to Vancouver with the help of the Canadian government and religious groups in Canada, Bei said.    [FULL  STORY]

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