An exiled Chinese poet living in the United States and his publisher brother - who were both jailed in Beijing two years ago - have been reunited in Hong Kong. On the day dissident Harry Wu Hongda was refused entry and deported from Hong Kong, Huang Beiling, 41, who has lived in the US for 13 years, and Beijing publisher Huang Feng, 33, met for the first time in 19 months. The pair have been invited as guest speakers at a talk on writers and politics at the Foreign Correspondents' Club tomorrow as part of the Hong Kong Literary Festival, which opened yesterday. The elder brother, who uses the pen name Bei Ling, was arrested by mainland authorities on August 11, 2000, after he published a journal containing articles by dissidents. Huang Feng was jailed six days later for alerting the Western media to his brother's arrest. Under pressure from the US Government, Bei Ling was released and deported from the mainland later that month, when Huang Feng also was released on one year's probation. Speaking yesterday just after Huang Feng's arrival in Hong Kong, Bei Ling said he was overjoyed at the reunion. 'I'm really happy to see him again. The last time we met was at our parents' home after we were released from jail. We only had half an hour to talk and then I had to fly back to the US,' he said. Huang Feng, who has a 15-day tourist visa, said the main purpose of his visit was to see his brother rather than take part in the festival. 'It's the first time I have been outside mainland China and I didn't have any problem coming here. I tried to visit him in the US last year but my application was rejected by the US Embassy,' he said. Bei Ling, who became a US citizen last year but still holds a Chinese passport, said he hoped the Government would let him return to his home country without harassing him or his family. Despite being listed as a speaker for the festival and due to speak for 10 minutes, Huang Feng said he might not take part due to the sensitive topic. 'I wasn't aware I was on the list. The topic of the talk was very complicated and could not be explained in 10 minutes,' he said. The festival, which runs until April 21, features more than 40 events and 60 writers from Hong Kong and the region.