PROMINENT Chinese activist Hou Xiaotian arrived in Hong Kong last night after being barred from entering China. Ms Hou, 37, and the wife of dissident Wang Juntao, was turned away from Beijing airport after flying in from Seoul at noon. She started her journey from Boston, stopping in San Francisco and Seoul. Ms Hou, who holds a Chinese government-issued passport valid until July next year, was sent back to Korea on the same plane an hour later. She said a Customs division head told her that she was rejected because of her involvement in 'activities in opposition to the Chinese Government'. It was her first attempt to return to China since she joined her husband in Boston in 1994. Ms Hou told the Sunday Morning Post she had planned to stay in Beijing for a week, simply to attend a business workshop for her company. She is now an officer of the US-based Conflict Management Inc. 'I am coming back for nothing about politics, it's entirely business-orientated. Life is not just politics, but work. However, the Government doesn't think so,' she said. 'I am not opposing anything, just trying to make consensus between different parties based on the most basic humanitarian principles. The Government should appreciate my effort, instead of labelling me anti-government.' The dissident, who obtained a Master's degree from Harvard University, said her attempt almost succeeded. She passed the immigration counter and had a chop on her passport before being stopped. Ms Hou, who was met at Kai Tak by Frontier legislator Lau Chin-shek, said she had no idea how long she would stay in the territory. She is well-known for her campaign which led in April 1994 to the release of her husband from a 13-year prison term for his role in the 1989 democracy movement.