Chinese asylum seekers could enter Taiwan Saturday: sources

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/25
By: Miao Zong-han and Ko Lin

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) Two Chinese asylum seekers who have been stuck into limbo at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for months could be allowed to enter the country on Saturday, according to sources Friday.

The two Chinese nationals, Yan Kefen (顏克芬) and Liu Xinglian (劉興聯), could enter Taiwan on the basis of “professional exchanges” Saturday evening at the earliest, but they will first have to exit and then re-enter the country on another plane in the morning, sources said.

There was no word on where the two might fly to.

Tseng Chien-yuan (曾建元), a board member of the New School for Democracy, confirmed the news to CNA Friday, saying he was willing to act as guarantor for the two asylum seekers and that his decision was based solely on human rights considerations.

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