Two denied entry to Hong Kong over ‘Republic of Taiwan’ passport stickers

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 29, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Two Taiwanese were denied entry to Hong Kong on Saturday for placing stickers on the cover of their passports, the Hong Kong Immigration Department said.

When processing their entry documents, immigration officials noticed that the travelers’ Republic of China passports had stickers on them, a department spokesperson said.

The officials suspected that the Taiwanese did not have legal authorization to alter their travel documents and deported them after questioning, the spokesperson said.

The department said that unauthorized alteration of travel documents can result in criminal charges in Hong Kong.

The department did not specify what stickers were on the passports, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao reported that the stickers were “Republic of Taiwan” stickers written in both Chinese and English.     [FULL  STORY]

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