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Falun Gong founder not welcome this time: NSC


Taipei Times reported on October 13, 2009, Taiwan's National Security Council (NSC) director said yesterday that now is not an appropriate time for Li Hongzhi, the founder of the Falun Gong movement which is banned in China, to visit Taiwan.

Director Tsai Teh-sheng cited national interest and security considerations as reasons why the government would not grant Li a visa if he were to apply for one.

Li's visit will "damage the cross-Taiwan Strait ties," Tsai said in a Legislative Yuan committee meeting, referring to Taiwan's relations with China.