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HK blocks Taiwanese academic

CLAMPDOWN:Customs told the academic Beijing said his entry permit had been revoked, adding that many people are being turned away without justified reasons

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Two students who participated in the Sunflower movement and who traveled with Tseng successfully crossed the border. They were invited to share their experiences at the student movement, Tseng said.

Hong Kong Secretary of Security Lai Tung-kwok (黎棟國) on Friday said he could not comment on individual cases, but that officers had to turn away those who did not meet “relevant requirements.”

Meanwhile, pro-democracy Hong Kong Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan (李卓人) said that Tseng’s rejection was a worrying extension of the bans already placed on former student leaders of the Tiananmen Square protests, such as Wang Dan (王丹) and Wuer Kaixi.

“But this time it’s more outrageous. Even a Taiwanese academic is not allowed in. It’s affecting Hong Kong’s international image,” Lee said.

Additional reporting by AP

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