Hong Kong Repatriates 58 Taiwanese Practitioners on June 29, 2002 (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) At 10:45PM June 29 2002, flight CI617 of Taiwan China Airline arrived at Hong Kong airport, and fifty-eight Taiwanese practitioners were refused entry into Hong Kong. Forty-eight of them were forced to take flight CI61810 back to Taiwan at 0:30AM June 30. It was arranged for ten other practitioners to leave Hong Kong airport at 10:15AM June 30. The immigration department used force to repatriate some of the practitioners, including using stretchers and canvas bags. These methods have damaged the reputation of Hong Kong as the "Pearl of the Orient." China's promise of "No Change for 50 years" was also challenged.